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African (Chapter 10) Terms, Wilson
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A nineteenth entry concept, tied to scientific racism, that a subgroup of the Caucasian race, the Hamites, brought superior technology and knowledge to Africa in the ancient past; now completely discredited.
Speakers of a Bantu language living south and east of the Congo River.
The African region surrounded by the Sahara, the Gulf of Guinea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the mountains of Ethiopia.
North African peoples who controlled the caravan trade between the Mediterranean and the Sudan.
A muslim port city in East Africa founded between the eighth and tenth centuries; today it is the capital of Somalia.
African societies bound together by ethnic or blood ties rather than being political states.
From the word for ruler, the name of a large and influential African kingdom inhabited by the Soninke people, capital was Koumbi Saleh.
Originally a campsite for desert nomads, it grew into a thriving city under Mansa Musa, King of Mali and Africa's most famous ruler.
A kingdom in northwestern Ethiopia that was a sizable trading state and the center of Christian culture.
The East African coastal culture, named after a Bantu language whose vocabulary and poetic forms exhibit strong Arabic influence.
The most powerful city on the east coast of Africa by late 13th century.
A ruined South African city discovered by a German explorer in 1871; it is considered the most powerful monument south of the Nile valley and Ethiopian highlands
North-south trade across the Sahara.
Climate Zones of Africa
Wet equatorial, humid tropical and subtropical, tropical with long dry season, sahelian or subdesert, desert, mediterranean, highland, and savanna.
Flat grassland that extends in a swath across the widest part of the continent, across parts of south-central Africa, and along the eastern coast.
A major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world.
Lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.
Early Africa's most famous ruler, ruled from 1312-1337, "Mansa" means emperor.
Is a major city of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city the country.
Small island off of the east coast of Africa.
The city in which the king of Ghana held his court.
Considered a female co-ruler with the male chief, institutions of female chiefs among the Igbo in modern Nigeria.
Things Fall Apart
1958 novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe that describes African priestesses and deities.
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