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History Vocabulary - Africa

Vocabulary on three chapters about Africa
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Sahara
The largest deserts in the north and south
Sahel
The African region along the southern border of the Sahara
Savanna
Grassy plains where most people in Africa live
Animism
A religion in which spirits play an important role in regulating daily life
Griot
Storytellers who kept history alive by passing it on through generations
Nok People
West Africa's earliest known culture in what is now Nigeria
Djenné-Djeno
A city that is located on the Niger River in West Africa; uncovered in 1977
Migration
A permanent move from one country or region to another
Push Factors
Factors that push people out of an area
Pull Factors
Factors that pull or attract people to an area
Bantu People
Small groups of migrating people moved throughout Africa spreading culture
Aksum
A kingdom along the Red Sea today known as Ethiopia and Eritrea which grew wealthy from trade
Adulis
Aksum's chief seaport; crowded with lots of activity from various merchants; near present-day Massawa
Ezana
Powerful king of Aksum who conquered Kush and converted to Christianity
Terraces
Steplike ledges cut into mountains to make land suitable for farming; prevented the soil from being washed downhill in heavy rains