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Unit 1 - Africa Before TransAtlantic Slavery - Quizlet

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Nile River
the longest river in the world located in Northeastern Africa
Ancient Egypt
one of world's first organized governments
pyramids
a huge triangular tomb built by the Egyptians and other peoples
hieroglyphics
a writing system made up of a combination of pictures and sound symbols
agriculture
the business of farming; growing crops and raising animals
scribe
A professional writer or record keeper
Kush
an ancient Nubian kingdom whose rulers controlled Egypt between 2000 and 1000 B.C.
pharaoh
A ruler of ancient Egypt
domestication
the process of changing plants or animals to make them more useful to humans
hominids
Early humans and human-like creatures
sub-Sahara Africa
Africa south of the Sahara desert
Ghana
West African state that supplied the majority of the world's gold from 500 CE-1400's
Mali
A west African empire that flourished from 1235 to the 1400s and grew rich from trade
Mansa Musa
The greatest ruler of the kingdom of Mali.
Songhai
a West African empire from 1400 A.D. to 1591 A.D.
Timbuktu
Mali trading city that became a center of wealth and learning
Ibn Butatta
Famous Moroccan scholar who travelled the world 1300's
caravan
a group of people traveling together
salt
a natural white substance that is used especially to flavor or preserve food.
scholar
A person seeking knowledge
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