The introduction of the ________ resulted in more trade, stronger governments, and greater literacy.
Islam, traditional beliefs
Some West Africans practiced _____, while others kept their __________.
The spread of Arabic caused _______ to become a center for culture.
____ were influenced by the introduction of Islam & the Quran.
Islam & trade routes
What did Berbers bring to West Africa?
They knew how to read and write
Why did Muslims get jobs in the government?
To study the Quran
Why did people learn Arabic?
architects & scholars
What did Mansa Musa bring back from his pilgrimage to Mecca?
Because of _____, West African cities became centers of religion & education.
Where was the salt located?
Why do people trade?
To get things they can't produce themselves
Communication, transportation, & trade
The Niger River helped West Africa in what ways?
Being the center of the gold-salt trade
_______ caused Ghana & Mali to grow.
Gold, slaves & crops
What goods did West Africa supply to North Africa?