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Africa and the Atlantic World

Thomas Peters
central in promoting the establishment of a colony for ex slave in Sierra Leone
Black Pioneers
escaped slaves who faught to maintain British rule in the colonies
The rise in maritime trade in early modern Africa
resulted in regional kingdoms replacing the imperial states of west Africa
The most important early city in the Songhay Empire
The Niger River
River where Sunni Ali built a powerful imperial navy
Songhay Emperors
Were Islamic
1591 was the year that
the Songhay Empire fell
Vaso Da Gama
played a central role in the collapse of the Swahili city-states
The Portuguese
subdued all Swahili city-states by 1505
Alfonso I
was the ruler of the kingdom of Kongo the converted to Christianity and encouraged his subjects to as well
King Nzinga Mbemba of Kongo
was best known for his convesion to Catholicism
Meant "king," the Portuguese reffered to Ndongo as Angola because of the word
Queen Nzinga
was the chief obstacle for Portuguese control of Angola
The first European colony in sub-Saharan Africa