History - Sub Saharan Africa

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trade routes
paths used by merchants to trade between long distances
Great Lakes Region
area located around the Great Lakes of central and eastern Africa that include Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria
Africa Horn
peninsula in east Africa that juts into the Arabian Sea
Swahili
Bantu language spoke by millions of Africans and serves as the 2nd language for various ethnic groups to use in communication with each other
Bantu
word literally means "the people" and their language evolved into the languages of 300-600 ethnic groups in Africa
African National Congress
political party found in 1912 in South Africa in response to the oppression of colonialism
Ashanti
West African empire fought off colonialism in 4 wars before falling
Great Rift Valley
name of the region that follows the trench that runs through eastern, central, and southern Africa