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Afrikaners

descendants of Dutch, German, and French settlers in South Africa

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black South Africans

set up the African National Congress in hopes of gaining power

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people of Zimbabwe

have protested against the strong-handed rule of President Robert Mugabe

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people of Botswana

enjoy one of the strongest democracies in South Africa

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people of Angola and Namibia

live in poverty despite the mineral wealth of their country

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Plateau of Tibet

called the Roof of the World because of its high elevation

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Strait of Malacca

important trade route in China

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Chang Jiang

northern China's main river system

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Ring of Fire

plate movements cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions here

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Huang He

makes Singapore one of the busiest shipping ports in the world

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dzud

Mongolian word for a dry summer followed by a harsh winter

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highland

climate zone of southwestern China and the Plateau of Tibet

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humid continental

climate zone of northeastern China, the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, and northern Japan

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typhoons

hurricane-like storms that form in the Pacific and blow across coastal East Asia

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Gobi

Mongolian word meaning "place without water"

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human rights

basic freedoms such as freedom of speech and religion

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Tiananmen Square

site of student and worker protest for democratic reform

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Macao

territory once controlled by Portugal

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Dalai Lama

Buddhist leader of Tibet

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exile

forced to live somewhere other than your own country

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kimono

long, silken robe with an open neck and large sleeves

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trade deficit

occurs when one country buys more goods from another country than it sells to that country

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intensive agriculture

growing crops on every available piece of land

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anime

Japanese style of animation

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tatami

straw mats that cover the wooden floors of traditional Japanese homes

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tae kwon do

martial art emphasizing mental discipline as well as self-defense

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celadon

type of Chinese pottery modified by Koreans

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Kim Jong Un

dictator of North Korea since 2011

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Ban Ki-moon

became Secretary General of the United Nations in 2006

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hangul

Korean writing system that uses only 28 symbols