Central Africa Ch7.2 History and Culture

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Kongo Kingdom

founded in the 1300s and located near the mouth of the Congo River. Its people set up trade routes to western and eastern Africa

Ivory

cream-colored material that comes from elephant tusks

Dialects

regional varieties of a language

Likembe

thumb piano invented in the Congo region

Makossa

type of dance music that originated in Cameroon and has become popular throughout Africa

Natural Resources

Europeans came to the Central Africa in the late 1400s to obtain these

Bantu

language group that hundreds of languages spoken in Central Africa originate from

Protestant Christianity

most common religion in former British colonies

Transportation

many Central African countries have been slow develop their natural resources due to these poor systems

Roman Catholic

most common religion in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies

Islam/Hinduism

common religions practiced by many in Zambia

Slave

trade between Europeans and some Central African kingdoms that lasted about 300 years, with many people being forces to go to colonies in the Americas

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