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  1. Ghana
  2. Kongo
  3. Contemporaneous
  4. Benin
  5. Bantu
  1. a The first West African kingdom based on the gold and salt trade, First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E.; rose to power by taxing gold and salt exchanged within its borders
  2. b Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages.
  3. c Centrally located - West Central Africa - consisted of a group of small kingdoms along the Zaire River; was a confederation of smaller states brought under the control of the king and divided into eight provinces.,
  4. d Nigerian city-state form by the Edo people during the 14th century by Ewuare the Great; famous for its bronze art work
  5. e ..., occurring in the same period of time

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Leader(1464- 1492) of Songhai that drove out the Berbers and built the largest empire in West Africa; tactical commander and ruthless leader who seized trading cities of Timbuktu and Jenne
  2. City, now in ruins (in the modern African country of ____________), whose many stone structures were built between about 1250 and 1450, when it was a trading center and the capital of a large state.
  3. The Coptic (Christians of Egypt) influence spread up the Nile into__________________(the ancient land of Kush). Muslims attempted to penetrate_________and met stiff resistance in the 9th century (left Christian descendants of ancient Kush - left as independent Christian kingdom until 13th century).
  4. Belt south of the Sahara where it transitions into savanna across central Africa. It means literally 'coastland' in Arabic; an exchange region between the forests to the south and north Africa.
  5. stopping and starting at irregular intervals

5 True/False questions

  1. Berbersconverted to Islam, were fiercely independent desert and mountain dwellers, were the original inhabitants of North Africa, they accepted Islam as their faith, and many maintained their Berber identities and loyalties, there were two groups-the Almoravids and the Almohads that united the Maghrib under Muslim rule,


  2. Sub-saharanIslamic law; defined among other things the patrilineal nature of Islamic inheritance; the system of law that regulates family life, moral conduct and the business and community life of Muslims


  3. indigenousProfessional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within the Mali Empire


  4. Sudanic statesKingdoms that developed during the height of Ghana's power in the region; based at Takrur on the Senegal River to the west and Gao on the Niger River to the east; included Mali and Songhay.


  5. ZengArabic term for the east African coast


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