SS Chapter 12 Test Definitions

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Pit latrine

bathrooms

Interior

center or inside

harbor

port for unloading and loading ships

plateau

the interior of North Africa

Vegetation zone

Region where similar plants can survive

savanna

African grassland

rain forest

region in Africa commonly located around the equator

mediterranean zone

very small zone located on the Northern most tip of Africa

variations

multiple types or forms of the same item or concept

natural resources

organic items that humans use to survive

Niger and Senegal

two african rivers

religious tolerance

acceptance of religious beliefs that differ from your own

legal practices

rules, procedures, and processes that governments and citizens use

invasions

attacks motivated by taking land and possessions

acquire

to obtain, earn, or get

responsibilities

tasks that are expected to be completed

privileges

opportunities that are earned or given, but can be taken away

Mansa

"King" or "Emperor"

Labor specialization

division of jobs or accupations by clans

Sundiata

established the first structured government in West Africa

Ali the Great

Military leader that utilized war canoes

Sumanguru

Mali Emperor prior to Sundiata

Askia Muhammad

He had Muslim judges enforce laws

Tombouctou

the location of the educational center in Mali

currency

product used in an exchange of goods

North Africans

rich with salt supplies

West Africans

Rich with gold supplies

conduct

behavior

hajj

religioius trip to Mecca for Muslims

Soninke

Group of people that evolved into the Empire of Ghana

prosperous

gaining wealth and power, flourishing

Almoravids

group of Berbers

Clans

Families that specialize in a skill or trade

Melinke

disapproved of Sumanguru

Weights and Measures

Examples of THESE today are English and Metric

Musa

He advertised his wealth and power with a hajj

Songhai

Largest and most powerful West African trade empire

Gold

The resource ghana used to rise to power

Mali

West African trade empire that established an educational learning city

Sahara

desert equal in size to the US

Ghana

Original West African trade empire

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