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Early African Empires

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Death Road
trade route connecting W. African with the Mediterranean coast
Plateau
an area of high, flat land
Ghana
Medieval African empire known for the gold-salt trade
Mali
Medieval African empire, successor to Ghana
Mansa Musa
leader of Mali, established Timbuktu
Songhai
the last great empire of Medieval Africa
sub-Saharan Africa
Africa below the Sahara Desert
Patrilineal
trace ancestry through father
Matrilineal
trace ancestry through mother
Age-Set System
young people born in a region during a specific period of time and pass through life milestones together
Lineage
societies made up of family groups - descended from a common ancestor

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