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BCHS - Global 9 - Ch 8 - African Civilizations

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savanna
grassy plains
sahel
"coastline" - Region along the southern edge of the Sahara
desertification
the process of drying of the soil to form deserts
extended family
Includes grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins
clan
group that shared common ancestors
animism
religion in which spirits played an important role in regulating daily life
Djenne-Djeno
An ancient city in Africa - the oldest know south of the Sahara
250 b.c - 1400 a.d.
busy trading center
NOK
West Africa's earliest know culture
500 b.c. - A.D. 200
farmers
First W. Africans to smelt iron
Aksum
Kingdom S. of Kush founded by the son of Solomon
A.D. 300 - 700
International trading power
Adulis
Aksum's chief seaport
Ezana
Ruler of Aksum A.D. 330 - 350
Wanted to make the empire bigger so he conquered the Kush
Bantu-speaking people
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
migration
act of moving from one place to settle in another