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Death Road

trade route connecting W. African with the Mediterranean coast

Plateau

an area of high, flat land

Ghana

Medieval African empire known for the gold-salt trade

Mali

Medieval African empire, successor to Ghana

Mansa Musa

leader of Mali, established Timbuktu

Songhai

the last great empire of Medieval Africa

sub-Saharan Africa

Africa below the Sahara Desert

Patrilineal

trace ancestry through father

Matrilineal

trace ancestry through mother

Age-Set System

young people born in a region during a specific period of time and pass through life milestones together

Lineage

societies made up of family groups - descended from a common ancestor

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