Located in present day Ethiopia, An important east african center of trade
Bantu Speaking People
they migrated from the north to the southern tip of Africa to find new places to live and new ways to farm and find food
a mixed African-Arabic culture that developed along the east coast of Africa; also, the major language used in that area, combining Bantu with Arabic words and phrases
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline, descent; ancestry
these people also spoke a common language and originally belonged to a number of small city-states in the forests on in what is today Benin and Nigeria.
these did not have a centralized system of power. Authority was balanced among lineages of equal power so that no one family had too much control. The Igbo were an example of this type.
whale intestines, used in making perfume
Inheritance passed from fathers to sons
Inheritance passed from mothers to sons
when it occurs in a name, it means "son of" (i.e. Muhammad ibn 'Abdallāh)
the part of North Africa that is today the Mediterranean coast of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Morocco
11th century Muslim reformers founded this empire, its members came from a Berber group living in the western Sahara, , Abd Allah Ibn Yasin's teachings soon attracted followers and founded a strict religious brotherhood. He led them in an effort to spread Islam and after his death they went to take Morocco where they founded Marrakech which became their capital, they also overran Ghana, and southern parts of Spain
Islamic group that overthrew the Moors in the 12th century
age set system
young people in a region born during certain time period, go through different life stages
The northern African capital of Islam,founded by Almoravids
a change of religion, usually by choice
the group of Muslims from North Africa who conquered Spain in the eighth century. Nickname for the Almoravids
Moroccan Muslim scholar, the most widely traveled individual of his time. He wrote a detailed account of his visits to Islamic lands from China to Spain and the western Sudan.
this Empire would conquer all what is now Zimbabwe except the eastern portion. This Empire was able to mine gold deposited in nearby rivers and streams. The Portuguese tried and failed to conquer this empire.
in southeastern Africa the Shona people established this city which grew into an empire built on the gold trade. By 1450, this city was mysteriously abandoned.