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SUBSAHARAN AFRICA I. Introduction A. The physical geography is dominated by continents _______ character. B. Farming is the principle form of livelihood and there is a high incidence of disease including _______ , sleeping sickness and _____ blindness. C. Area is rich in ___ materials which have been exploited by colonial powers. D. Country boundaries are based on _____ drawn by ________ powers. II. Regions and Boundaries A. African Languages. Language spoken in the north of Africa is _________ and languages in the south are _______- Congo. In Subsaharan Africa more than ___ _____ of all the languages of the world are spoken. B. Racial Patterns. Subsaharan Africa is unique in that it remains largely of the _______ racial group. III. Environmental Bases A. Physiography. Africa contains no large __________ landmass. Why? Because Africa was the _______ of the original world land mass from which other plates drifted away (Plate Tectonics). 1. Lakes and ____ Valleys. With the exception of Lake ________ all other major lakes are found in _____ valleys, areas of significant crustal movement. 2. River Courses. The major rivers in Africa take unusual coarse changes before eventually discharging into the ocean. Major rivers are the ____, _____, _____ and _______ River. 3. Plateaus and Escarpments. Most of Africa is a large _________, the average elevation of Africa is _____ feet above mean sea level. Africa has very limited coastal plains. The 5 basins were once large inland __________ which have filled in with erosional sediment. B. Continental Drift and Africa. Africa was the center of the __________ Land mass. Various pieces broke off, like South America, North America, India, and Antarctica. Rivers on Africa drained originally to the five basins; consequently they drained in particular directions. When streams from the coast eroded inland and captured the inland basin lakes, the river directions changed. C. Climate and Vegetation. ___________ temperatures, rainfall and vegetation are found in that part of Africa which is located adjacent to the _______. As one moves away from the equator the vegetation changes to a dryer vegetative type due to reduced rainfall. IV. Environment, People, and __________. _____________ climate is a breading ground for various diseases. Limited agriculture and disease translate into sick people with limited life expectancy. _______ is the worst disease in Africa and is considered to be _______. ____________ sickness is from the tse- tse fly and has significantly effect Africa's population. __________ blindness and schistosomiasis are also problematic in Africa. Since the 1970s AIDS has become a significant problem with 31 million of the world wide 38 million with AIDS being in Africa. V. The Predominance of Agriculture
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2008 for the course ISS 315 taught by Professor Hussain during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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