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Africa ABC Book

The ABC's of Africa

Hunter Wood

on 28 April 2011

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Africa ABC Lion Lions are the only cats that live in prides Rhinsoceros Cheetah Elephant Pineapple Nyanja By:Hunter Wood Baha'i Tigre Kango Zande Islam Judaism Okra Hyena Queenstown Maize(corn) Durban Abu Simbel Fish River Canyon Sossuvlei Uganda Victoria Falls Wadi Ain Xenopirostris Gambia Yemen The site of two twin
temples carved into a
mountainside Is the site of the
temple for the Pharaoh
Ramses II Is located near the Nile
river between the first
and second cataracts The Bahá'í Faith is a
monotheistic religion founded
by Bahá'u'lláh in 1860s Persia. Bahá'í religious practice
include private devotions
such as daily prayer and
an annual fast every year. Founded aroud 1863 CE in
Tehran,Iran. Found in open and
partially open
savannas Is one of the fasest
moving mammals in the world they can run up
to speeds over 70 mp/h The word "cheetah" comes
from the word meaning
"spotted one" The site of Durban was
visited in 1497 by Portugese
explorer Vasc da Gama, who
named it Rio de Natal, Natal
means "Christmas" in Portugese Durban is the largest city
in the South African province
of KwaZulu-Natal and the third
largest city in the country Durban is famous for being
the busiest port in
South Africa African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth An elephants trunk
contains about 100,00 different muscles An elephants ears give off heat in an attempt to keep the big animal cool The Fish River Canyon
is the second largest
canyon in the world
after the Grand Canyon It is located in the
southern part of Namibia
The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia The Gambia is the smallest
country on mainland Africa Gambia is set around the
Gambia River, which is where
the country gets its name,
which flows through the
country's center and empties
into the Atlantic Ocean Capital city is Banjul Hyenas are found in grass-
lands, woodlands, savannas,
subdeserts, forest edges and
mountains Hyenas are divided into
territorial clans The hyena is both a skilled
hunter and scavenger Founded around 622 CE
in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Islam is the second
largest religion in
the world Islam is a strict
monotheistic religion Founded around 1300 B.C. in Mesopotamia Followers do all their
worshipping on Saturday Followers read the holy
book the "Torah" Kango is a town in
the Istuaire Province
of Gabon It lies on the Koma
River and the N1 road It has a station near the
Trans-Gabon Railway, where
the railway bridges the Gabon
Estuary Only male lions have
a mane Lions hunt and eat
antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, and other large animals of the open grasslands As far as is known, maize
arrived in Africa sometime
after the early 1500's In Africa, maize is often
ground into meal and then
eaten in sauces, soups, and
stews In Eastern Africa sometimes
the people boil the corn at
home Nyanja is a language
spoken in Malawi, Zambia
Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and
South Africa The name Nyanja actually means "lake", so chinyanja is the "language of the lake" referring to the language of the Chewas and other tribes who have adopted their language In Malawi, the official name is Chichewa, while Zambia and Mozambique call it Nyanja Okra probably originated somewhere around Ethiopia, and was cultivated by the ancient Egyptians by the 12th century B.C. Okra is a tropical plant which grows best in warm climates It has heart shaped leaves (one species is cultivated for its edible leaves), and large, yellow, hibiscus-like flowers Pineapple is the common name for a tropical plant and its edible fruit, which is actually a multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries Along the Swahili speaking coast of East Africa the fruit is known as "nanasi" It was given the name pineapple due to its resemblance to a pine cone Queenstown, named after Queen Victoria III, is a town in the middle of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa It is currently the commercial, administrative, and educational centre of the prosperous surrounding farming district The nickname of the town, 'Rose Capital of South Africa', comes from the large gardens and open places for flowers (especially roses) around and in the middle of the town The rhinoceros is a large, primitive-looking mammal that actually lived millions of
years ago Recently rhinos have been hunted endlessly,
since 1970 the rhino population has decreased
bu about 90% Rhinos eat mainly grass and
other forms of vegetation Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert The name "Sossusvlei" is of mixed origin, and roughly means "dead end marsh" A source of water and salt for Sossusvlei is the humidity brought by the daily morning fogs that enter the desert from the Atlantic Ocean Tigre is language spoken in Eritrea and adjoining parts of Sudan The Tigre language is sometimes
thougt to be spoken by the Tigrinya people but the Tigrinya actually speak a completely different language Traditionally, the Arabic alphabet was used to write Tigré among Muslims Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa Uganda is also known as the "Pearl of Africa" It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania Victoria Falls is approximately 1700m wide, and varies in height from 80-108 meters It is twice the height of
Niagra Falls Victoria Falls is positioned almost exactly halfway between the Zambezi River and its source in the sea Wadi Ain is an airport located in
the country of Yemen Wadi Ain's runway length is 3904 ft Wadi Ain's world area code is 694 The xenopirostris is a genus bird
from Madagascar It is part of the Aves family Van Dam's Vanga,
Pollen's Vanga,
Lafresnaye's Vanga, are the three different species of this bird Yemen is a country that lies at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula Yemen is the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula Yemen's national language is standard Arabic Zande is an Ubangian language spoken by the Azande It is spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and the Central African Republic The Azande speak Zande, which they call Pazande in their language
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