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Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa
Chapter 11 vocabulary
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A situation in which quantity supplied is greater than quantity demanded.
An item of trade or commerce, especially an agricultural or a mining product; something valuable, useful
Early West African trading kingdom located in parts of present-day Mauritania and Mali
"The lion prince". Founded the Mali empire in W. Africa. Oral Tradition: Son of a regional African ruler. Deformed left leg left him crippled. When his father died, his kingdom was overrun and enemies killed the royal family except for Sundiata.
Emperor of the kingdom of Mali in Africa. He made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca and established trade routes to the Middle East.
A West African empire that conquered Mali and controlled trade from the 1400s to 1591.
A kingdom in Africa close to the Golden Horn that was tribute based in its centralization of authority. It creates a lasting Christian presence in Africa.
Aksum's chief seaport; crowded with lots of activity from various merchants; near present-day Massawa
A Christian kingdom that developed in the highlands of eastern Africa under the dynasty of King Lalaibela; retained Christianity in the face of Muslim expansion elsewhere in Africa
Ethiopian king who had Christian churches carved downward into mountains
A Bantu language with arabic words, spoken along the east african coast
City, now in ruins (in the modern African country of Zimbabwe), whose many stone structures were built between about 1250 and 1450, when it was a trading center and the capital of a large state. (p. 385)
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