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Commercial Sorghum
COMMERCIAL SORGHUM is the cultivation and commercial exploitation of species of grasses within the genus Sorghum
Sorghum
(often S. bicolor ). These plants are used for grain, fibre and fodder . The plants are cultivated in warmer climates worldwide. Commercial Sorghum
Sorghum
species are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa
Africa
and Asia
Asia
. Other names include durra, Egyptian millet, feterita, Guinea corn, jwari ज्वारी (Marathi ), jowar, juwar, milo, shallu, Sudan grass, cholam (Tamil), jola (Kannada), jonnalu (Telugu), gaoliang (zh:高粱), great millet, kafir corn, dura, dari, mtama, and solam. Sorghum
Sorghum
has been, for centuries, one of the most important staple foods for millions of poor rural people in the semiarid tropics of Asia
Asia
and Africa
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Guinea (region)
GUINEA is a traditional name for the region of the African coast of West Africa
Africa
which lies along the Gulf of Guinea
Gulf of Guinea
. It is a naturally moist tropical forest or savanna that stretches along the coast and borders the Sahel
Sahel
belt in the north. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 Subdivisions * 4 Countries in Guinea
Guinea
* 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References ETYMOLOGYThe etymology of "Guinea" is uncertain. The English term Guinea
Guinea
comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples south of the Senegal
Senegal
River (as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers , north of it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors)
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Sweet Sorghum
SWEET SORGHUM is any of the many varieties of the sorghum grass whose stalks have a high sugar content. Sweet sorghum
Sweet sorghum
thrives better under drier and warmer conditions than many other crops and is grown primarily for forage , silage , and syrup production. Although, in most of the United States the term molasses refers to a sweet syrup, made as a byproduct of sugarcane or sugar beet sugar extraction, sweet sorghum syrup is known as "sorghum molasses" in some regions of the U.S . CONTENTS * 1 Cultivation * 2 Uses * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links CULTIVATION Sweet sorghum
Sweet sorghum
has been widely cultivated in the U.S. since the 1850s for use in sweeteners, primarily in the form of sorghum syrup. By the early 1900s, the U.S. produced 20 million US gallons (76,000 m3) of sweet sorghum syrup annually. Making syrup from sorghum (as from sugar cane ) is heavily labor-intensive
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Sorghum Syrup
SWEET SORGHUM is any of the many varieties of the sorghum grass whose stalks have a high sugar content. Sweet sorghum
Sweet sorghum
thrives better under drier and warmer conditions than many other crops and is grown primarily for forage , silage , and syrup production. Although, in most of the United States the term molasses refers to a sweet syrup, made as a byproduct of sugarcane or sugar beet sugar extraction, sweet sorghum syrup is known as "sorghum molasses" in some regions of the U.S . CONTENTS * 1 Cultivation * 2 Uses * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links CULTIVATION Sweet sorghum
Sweet sorghum
has been widely cultivated in the U.S. since the 1850s for use in sweeteners, primarily in the form of sorghum syrup. By the early 1900s, the U.S. produced 20 million US gallons (76,000 m3) of sweet sorghum syrup annually. Making syrup from sorghum (as from sugar cane ) is heavily labor-intensive
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Somalian Cuisine
SOMALI CUISINE varies from region to region and is a fusion of different Somali culinary traditions, with some East African , Arab , Ethiopian , Turkish and Italian influences. It is the product of Somalia
Somalia
's tradition of trade and commerce . Some notable Somali delicacies include sabayad , lahoh /injera , halva , sambuusa , and ful medames . CONTENTS * 1 Breakfast * 2 Lunch * 3 Dinner * 4 Snacks * 5 Sweets * 6 After-meal * 7 See also * 8 Notes * 9 References * 10 External links BREAKFAST Canjeero is a staple bread in Somali cuisine. Breakfast (quraac) is an important meal for Somalis, who often start the day with some style of tea (shaah) or coffee (qaxwa). The tea is often in the form of haleeb shai (Yemeni milk tea) in the north. The main dish is typically a pancake-like bread (canjeero or canjeelo) similar to Ethiopian injera , but smaller and thinner. It might also be eaten with a stew (maraqe) or soup
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Islamic Spain
AL-ANDALUS (Arabic : الأنْدَلُس‎, trans. al-ʼAndalus; Spanish : al-Ándalus; Portuguese : al-Ândalus; Catalan : al-Àndalus; Berber : Andalus), also known as MUSLIM SPAIN, MUSLIM IBERIA, or ISLAMIC IBERIA, was a medieval Muslim territory and cultural domain occupying at its peak most of what are today Spain and Portugal. At its greatest geographical extent in the 8th century, southern France— Septimania
Septimania
—was briefly under its control. The name more generally describes parts of the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
governed by Muslims
Muslims
(given the generic name of Moors ) at various times between 711 and 1492, though the boundaries changed constantly as the Christian Reconquista progressed, eventually shrinking to the south around modern-day Andalusia
Andalusia
and then to the Emirate of Granada
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Egypt
Coordinates : 26°N 30°E / 26°N 30°E / 26; 30 Arab Republic
Republic
of Egypt جمهورية مصر العربية * ARABIC : Jumhūrīyat Miṣr al-ʿArabīyah EGYPTIAN : Gomhoreyet Maṣr El ʿArabeya Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Bilady, Bilady, Bilady My country, my country, my country Capital and largest city
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Iraq
Coordinates : 33°N 44°E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44 Republic
Republic
of Iraq * جمهورية العـراق ( Arabic
Arabic
) * كۆماريى عێراق (Kurdish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: الله أكبر (
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Kirman
KERMAN ( pronunciation (help ·info )) (Persian : كرمان‎‎, also Romanized as KERMāN, KERMUN, and KIRMAN; also known as CARMANIA) is the capital city of Kerman Province
Kerman Province
, Iran
Iran
. At the 2011 census, its population was 821,374, in 221,389 households, making it the 10th most populous city of Iran
Iran
. It is the largest and most developed city in Kerman Province
Kerman Province
and the most important city in the southeast of Iran. It is also one of the largest cities of Iran
Iran
in terms of area. Kerman
Kerman
is famous for its long history and strong cultural heritage . The city is home to many historic mosques and Zoroastrian
Zoroastrian
fire temples . Kerman
Kerman
is also on the recent list of the world's 1000 cleanest cities
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Persia
IRAN (/ɪˈrɑːn/ ( listen ), also /ɪˈræn/ ; Persian : ایران‎‎ Irān ( listen )), also known as PERSIA (/ˈpɜːrʒə/ ), officially the ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (Persian : جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān ( listen )), is a sovereign state in Western Asia
Western Asia

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Muslim World
The terms MUSLIM WORLD and ISLAMIC WORLD commonly refer to the unified Islamic community ( Ummah ), consisting of all those who adhere to the religion of Islam
Islam
, or to societies where Islam
Islam
is practiced. In a modern geopolitical sense, these terms refer to countries where Islam
Islam
is widespread , although there are no agreed criteria for inclusion. The history of the Muslim
Muslim
world spans about 1400 years and includes a variety of socio-political developments, as well as advances in the arts, science, philosophy, and technology, particularly during the Islamic Golden Age . All Muslims look for guidance to the Quran
Quran
and believe in the prophetic mission of Muhammad
Muhammad
, but disagreements on other matters have led to appearance of different religious schools and branches within Islam
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Xerophyte
A XEROPHYTE (from Greek ξηρός xeros dry, φυτόν phuton plant) is a species of plant that has adapted to survive in an environment with little liquid water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps
Alps
or the Arctic
Arctic
. The morphology and physiology of xerophytes are variously adapted to conserve water, and commonly also to store large quantities of water, during dry periods. Other species may be adapted to survive long periods of desiccation of their tissues, during which their metabolic activity may effectively shut down. Plants with such morphological and physiological adaptations are XEROMORPHIC
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Arid
A region is ARID when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. Environments subject to arid climates tend to lack vegetation and are called xeric or desertic . Most "arid" climates surround the equator; these places include most of Africa
Africa
and parts of South America , Central America
Central America
and Australia
Australia
. CHANGE OVER TIME THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (January 2008)The distribution of aridity observed at any one point in time is largely the result of the general circulation of the atmosphere
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Nigeria
The FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA /naɪˈdʒɪəriə/ ( listen ), commonly referred to as NIGERIA, is a federal republic in West Africa , bordering Benin
Benin
in the west, Chad and Cameroon
Cameroon
in the east, and Niger
Niger
in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory , where the capital , Abuja is located. Nigeria
Nigeria
is officially a democratic secular country . Modern-day Nigeria
Nigeria
has been the site of numerous kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914
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United States Of America
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust
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