Subsistence activity

An activity in which a family produces only the food, clothing, and shelter they themselves need.

Subsistence farming

Subsistence farming: raising just enough crops or animals to feed the farmer’s family.

Suburb

A political unit or community touching the central city’s borders or touching other suburbs that touch the city.

Sudan

Location: East Africa Official name: Republic of Sudan Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1956 / 2011 Capital city: Khartoum Population: 34 million / 47 people per sq mile (18 people per sq km) Total land area: 718,722 square miles (1,861,481 square km) Language(s) spoken: Arabic, Nubian, Beja, Fur Main religions: … Read more

Sultan

A ruler of a Muslim country.

Summer monsoon

The season when winds blow from the southwest across the Indian ocean toward south Asia, from June through September, with winds stirring up powerful storms and causing severe flooding.

Supra

Georgian (Russian) term for a dinner party, with many dishes and courses, toasts, and short speeches.

Suriname

Location: South America Official name: Republic of Suriname Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1975 / 1975 Capital city: Paramaribo Population: 500,000 / 8 people per sq mile (3 people per sq km) Total land area: 63,039 square miles (163,270 square km) Language(s) spoken: Sranan (creole), Dutch (official language), Javanese, Sarnami … Read more