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Vocabulary Unit 1
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A document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study.
A secondhand account of an event or a retelling of another person's observations written by someone who did not witness or actually participate in the events. Includes sources that combine, synthesize, and or interpret information from primary sources. Examples include encyclopedias, textbooks, and reviews.
A particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.
the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
The spread of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another through trade, expansion, and war.
Belief in many gods
Belief in one God
A map that shows physical land and water features, like mountains, hills, plains, rivers, lakes, oceans, etc.
A map that shows man-made features such as boundaries, countries, and cities.
the descendants of a common ancestor; relatives, often as opposed to immediate family
a spoken record of past events
People who would perform rituals and be able to predict the future.
Professional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within the Mali Empire
Epic of Sundiata
An epic poem of the Malinke people and tells the story of the hero Sundiata Keita, the founder of the Mali Empire
Belt south of the Sahara where it transitions into savanna across central Africa. It means literally 'coastland' in Arabic.
from or forming part of the African regions south of the Sahara desert.
a society in which children trace their ancestors and their inheritance through their mothers
based on or tracing descent through the male line
Climate zones of Africa
Wet equatorial, humid tropical and subtropical, tropical with long dry season, sahelian or subdesert, desert, mediterranean, highland, and savanna.
An area of grassland with scattered trees and bushes
Waterways, paths, and trails that traders used to move goods for exchange from one place to another.
Group of people who share common ancestry, language, religion, customs, or combination of such characteristics
Belief that there is no god.
salt and gold
List two goods that Ghana traded and prospered from
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