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Africa Terms 2
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City on the Niger River in the modern country of Mali. It was founded by the Tuareg as a seasonal camp sometime after 1000. As part of the Mali empire, Timbuktu became a major major terminus of the trans-Saharan trade and a center of Islamic learning.
This body of water separates the Arabian Peninsula from Africa.
the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.
A war between people of the same country.
An area of grassland with scattered trees and bushes
Military and political leader with absolute authority over a Muslim country
an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler.
a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes.
Destruction of vegetation caused by too many grazing animals consuming the plants in a particular area so they cannot recover
slash and burn agriculture
a farming technique in which trees are cut down and burned to clear and fertilize the land
A pilgrimage to Mecca, performed as a duty by Muslims
Emperor of the kingdom of Mali in Africa. He made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca and established trade routes to the Middle East.
First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E. Also the modern West African country once known as the Gold Coast. gold and salt trade.
A Muslim place of worship
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