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Savanna

tropical grasslands dotted with small trees and shrubs

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plateau

an area of high and mostly flat land

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griot

traditional storytellers

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dhow

sailboat using wind-catching, triangular sails

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adequate

enough to satisfy a need

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transport

to transfer or carry from one place to another

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area

the land included within a set of boundaries

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clan

a group of people descended from the same ancestor

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unique

one of a kind

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maintain

to keep in the same state

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guarantee

to promise

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challenge

to present with difficulties

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convert

to accept a new belief

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survive

to continue to function or prosper

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swahili

the unique culture of Africa's East Coast and the language spoken there

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community

a large group with common values living in an area

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extended family

a family made up of several generations

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matrilineal

tracing family descent through mothers rather than fathers

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oral history

stories passed down from generation to generation

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contact

interaction with other people

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sugarcane

a grassy plant that is a natural source of sugar

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major

great in rank or importance

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smiliar

having characteristics in common

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spiritual

a gospel song