Africa Crossword Puzzle

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  • malaria : disease spread by mosquitoes that causes fever and pain.
  • madagascar : some 50 species of lemurs live only on this island.
  • imperialism : practice that tries to dominate other countries' government, trade, and culture.
  • drought : period when little rain falls and crops are damaged.
  • dialects : regional varieties of a language.
  • ethiopia : horn of africa country that has never been under foreign rule.
  • humid: climate of central africa.
  • mandela : south africa's first black president.
  • basin : flat region surrounded by higher land such as mountains and plateaus.
  • safari : an overland journey to view african wildlife.
  • rift valleys : places on earth's surface where the crust stretches until it breaks.
  • congo river : central african river that is fed by hundreds of smaller rivers.
  • lake victoria : africa largest lake.
  • ivory : cream-colored material that comes from elephant tusks.
  • enclave : a small territory surrounded by foreign territory.
  • christian : majority religion of the people in southern africa.
  • kinshasa : capital city of the democratic republic of the congo.
  • namib desert : driest place in southern africa.
  • genocide : the intentional destruction of a people.
  • swahili : most spoken language in east africa.