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Sahel

A semi arid area that lies between the Sahara and moister regions in the south in Northern Africa

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Salt trade

Exchange between West Africans selling gold and Arab traders selling salt, beginning around A.D. 750

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Samurai

Japanese warrior lord

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Satellite image

Picture of Earth's surface taken from a satellite in orbit

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Satrap

Persian government

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Savanna

Park like landscape of grasslands with scattered trees that can survive dry spells, found in tropical areas with dry seasons

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Saving

Setting aside money for future use

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Scale

Relative size

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Scale bar

Section of a map that shows how much distance on the map represents a given distance on the land

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Scarcity

Having a limited quantity of resources to meet unlimited wants

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Schism

Split

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Science

Knowledge of the natural world

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Scientific revolution

A series of major advances in science during the 1500 and 1600s

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Scramble for Africa

Period during the late 1800s when European powers raced to seize control of African territories

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Scribe

Ancient Egyptians trained to write hieroglyphics

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Secede

To break away

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Secondary industry

Industry involving the use of resources to create new products, such as manufacturing

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Secondary source

Information about an event that does not come directly from the person that experiences that event

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Secular

Not religious

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Secularism

Idea that government should be separate from religion

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Sedentary

Settled

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Semi arid climates

Dry climates

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Separatist group

Group of people who want to establish an independent state

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Serengeti plain

A part of the savanna in Kenya and Tanzania, home to many animals such as elephants gazelles

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Serf

A peasant that is legally bound to work and live on land owned by a Lord

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Shah

Persian word for King

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Shamal

Hot dry winds that blow across Iran from west to east

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Shinto

Traditional religion that originated in Japan

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Shogun

Powerful Japanese military leader who often had more power than the emperor

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Siberia

Asiatic Russia