SW Asia Vocab Flashcards Preview

Geography > SW Asia Vocab > Flashcards

Flashcards in SW Asia Vocab Deck (19):
1

Monotheism

The belief in one God

2

Mosque

Islamic place of religious worship

3

Muezzin

An Islamic crier who calls the faithful to five prayers a day from minaret

4

Minaret

A tall, slender tower attached to a mosque

5

Nomad

A person who travels from place to place

6

Desalination

The process of removing salts from seawater so that it can be used
Drinking and irrigation

7

Drip irrigation

A process : precisely controlled amounts of water drip on plants from pipes

8

Fertile Crescent

The region in the middle east where farming and the first civilizations developed

9

Militia

A citizen army

10

Anarchy

Political disorder and violence; lawlessness

11

Embargo

Severe restriction of trade with other countries

12

Infrastructure

The basic support facilities of a community or country; roads, bridges, schools, power plants

13

Falaj system

Arabian Peninsula: Ancient system of underground and surface Canals

14

Secular

Worldly, not relating to religion

15

Shah

The title of the former ruler of Iran

16

Ayatollah

A religious leader among Shiite Muslims

17

Zionist

Member of the movement founded to promote the establishment of an independent Jewish state

18

Self-determination

The right of a people to decide their own political future

19

Mandate

A commission from the league of Nations authorizing a nation to govern a territory