22 terms

Ancient Africa


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Sahara Desert
Largest desert in the world
city in Mali that became a center of learning and trade
Mansa Musa
Emperor of the kingdom of Mali in Africa. He made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca and established trade routes to the Middle East.
Gold and Salt Trade
The economic system of north africa and across the Sahara Desert; controlled by African kingdoms like Mali and Songhai.
camel caravan
a line of camels that carry things through the desert
First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa
Ancient Mali
New kingdom formed in 1230, was very wealthy by gold-for-salt trade
An African empire and a naval and trading power. Christianity became the kingdom's religion
A fertile place in a desert where there is water and vegetation
sub-Saharan Africa
Africa south of the Sahara
A Muslim place of worship
Holy book of Islam
Pilgrimage to Mecca
A monotheistic religion that developed in Arabia in the seventh century
5 Pillars
charity, prayer,belief in one god,fasting,pilgrimage
Founder of Islam
Arabic word for God
Timbuktu's Djinguereber Mosque
A mosque is a church for Muslims. Most of the people living in Timbuktu are Muslim. Muslims practice Islam
Great Zimbabwe
Powerful southern African kingdom
Traded gold and Ivory
Limpopo River
River in Southern Africa forming the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Zambezi River
a river in southern Africa, flowing east through Zimbabwe and Mozambique into the Indian Ocean.
Niger River
the longest river in West Africa, and a kind of trading highway in early times

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