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Arts and Humanities
History of Africa
West African Kingdoms
Vocabulary West African Kingdoms
Terms in this set (19)
connection among people based on blood, marriage, or adoption
large groups formed from several kinship groups with a common ancestor
to focus on a specific type of work, such as herding or metalworking
West African storytellers who pass down the history and cultural values of their people
this activity brought diverse goods into West African, causing kingdoms to grow powerful and wealthy
a region that, because of its climate, has distinctive types of plants
the largest desert in the world, covering most of northern Africa
grasslands containing scattered trees that covers West Africa
the first West African kingdom, gained power by controlling the gold and salt trade
Muslim group that came to power in Ghana; they declared war and began Ghana's fall.
large river that runs in West Africa, key route for transportation, trade, and communication
written language introduced to West Africa by Berbers traders (Muslim group)
traders who brought salt across the Sahara to trade with Ghana (part of North African Muslim group)
empire that arose around 1240 in the former empire of Ghana
city in Mali on the Niger River that was a center of trade, culture, and Islamic scholarship
Mali's most famous king who made a pilgrimage to Mecca
group of people who rebelled against the Mali empire, and eventually formed an empire of their own
most famous ruler of the Songhai empire
this precious metal was often trade by West Africans for salt from North Africa
Which statement characterizes the political transformation associated with the Renaissance?
How much academic attention has been devoted to racial hoaxes?
what was the significance of Brown vs Board of Education?
Who was the founder of NAACP?
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