BCHS - Global 9 - Ch 8 - African Civilizations

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savanna

grassy plains

sahel

"coastline" - Region along the southern edge of the Sahara

desertification

the process of drying of the soil to form deserts

extended family

Includes grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins

clan

group that shared common ancestors

animism

religion in which spirits played an important role in regulating daily life

Djenne-Djeno

An ancient city in Africa - the oldest know south of the Sahara
250 b.c - 1400 a.d.
busy trading center

NOK

West Africa's earliest know culture
500 b.c. - A.D. 200
farmers
First W. Africans to smelt iron

Aksum

Kingdom S. of Kush founded by the son of Solomon
A.D. 300 - 700
International trading power

Adulis

Aksum's chief seaport

Ezana

Ruler of Aksum A.D. 330 - 350
Wanted to make the empire bigger so he conquered the Kush

Bantu-speaking people

speakers of a related group of languages who, beginning about 2000 years ago, migrated from W. Africa into most of the southern half of Africa

migration

act of moving from one place to settle in another

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