Products a North African trader might bring to trade in West Africa.
Salt, copper, and cowrie shells.
Products the people of the southern forest areas brought to trade with the North African traders.
Gold, leather goods, slaves, kola nuts, hides, an ivory.
Two factors that led to the growth of trans-Saharan trade.
The introduction to the camel, and the spread of Islam.
Why was travel across the Sahara difficult?
Lack of water, long journy, and people lose their way easly.
Why was salt important to the people in the West Afria forest?
It made the food taste better, the cattle needed it, and it replaced the salt you lose from sweating in the heat.
Why was gold important?
To puchase silk and porcelain you needed gold to pay, and it was used to make coins.
How ded Ghana become wealthy through trans-Saharan caravan trade?
Every time traders walked in and out of the empire, they had to pay a tax. The taxes paid for the armies to defend and protect the empire. And trade made them rich.
2 reasons why the kingdom of Ghana fell.
Natural resources beame extremely scarce, water became so scarce that farmers couldn't grow crops, and war.
Who first brought the beliefs of Islam to Ghana?
Muslim traders and missionairies.
In the 11th century, why did Islam beome more widespread in Ghana?
Why were Muslims successful in convincing the Mande (Ghana's people) to adopt Isalm?
They were tolerant of other faiths.
Who was the first West African leader to accept Islam? Over what empire did he rule?
Why did Europe become aware of the kingdom of Mali during the rule of Mansa Musa?
He made the hajj to Makkah.
What did Askia Mohammed Toure do to strengthen Islam in the kingdom of Songhai?
He forced Islam onto the people. He waged war on his own people so they would convert faiths.