"coastline" - Region along the southern edge of the Sahara
the process of drying of the soil to form deserts
Includes grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins
group that shared common ancestors
religion in which spirits played an important role in regulating daily life
An ancient city in Africa - the oldest know south of the Sahara
250 b.c - 1400 a.d.
busy trading center
West Africa's earliest know culture
500 b.c. - A.D. 200
First W. Africans to smelt iron
Kingdom S. of Kush founded by the son of Solomon
A.D. 300 - 700
International trading power
Aksum's chief seaport
Ruler of Aksum A.D. 330 - 350
Wanted to make the empire bigger so he conquered the Kush
speakers of a related group of languages who, beginning about 2000 years ago, migrated from W. Africa into most of the southern half of Africa
act of moving from one place to settle in another
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