What is a griot?
a person who memorizes and tells the oral history of the people.
What is a counselor?
a person who advises.
What is contiguous?
sharing an edge or boundary.
What is a savanna?
a flat, dry grassland of the tropics, dotted with shrubs and trees.
What is a till?
to plow and plant land.
What is shifting cultivation?
to clear and farm land for a short period and then move on to another plot.
What is lineage?
All the people who share a common known ancestor.
What is polygamy?
THe practice of having two or more spouses at the same time.
What is forge?
To shape metal by heating and pounding.
What is initiation rite?
The period of instruction and the ceremony with which a person is admitted into a group.
What is status?
Position, rank, or standing in a group.
Describe how big Africa is.
Is the second largest continent, it is three times the size of the United States.
What geographic features are found in Africa?
Mountain ranges, rivers, tropical rainforest, deserts, planes, and plateaus.
What cuts through the center of Africa and what is located there?
The equator cuts through and tropical rainforest grow there.
What is Africa's largest lake and river?
Lake- Lake Victoria
River- Nile River
What is located above/below the rainforests?
What are Africa's two largest deserts and which one is bigger?
The Sahara and Kalahari and the Sahara is bigger.
What is the climate like on the northern and southern coast?
Norther coast has a mild Mediterranean climate and the southern coast has a similar climate.
How are the seasons determined in the forest and savanna regions?
By their rainfall rather than temperature.
What is wrong with African soil?
It is shallow and lacks in minerals.
What did Africans do in order to plant/grow crops in Africa?
They used digging sticks to punch holes for planting seeds.
Why is the warm climate problem for diseases? Give examples.
Insects can breed throughout the year. They spread Tstetse and malaria.
What does sub-Saharan mean?
Africa below the Sahara.
Why were people moving south away from the Sahara?
Rainfall began to decline and people were in search of water and wildlife.
What was developed in the Niger River valley? Give examples.
Agriculture was developed and examples are rice, sorghum, and millet.
What is the Bantu migration?
When Africans from the mountains move to other parts of the continent.
What came to Africa
What is a work song?
A song sung to match the rhythm of the work.
What is spiritual?
A religious folk song.