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Arabic language

The introduction of the ________ resulted in more trade, stronger governments, and greater literacy.

Islam, traditional beliefs

Some West Africans practiced _____, while others kept their __________.


The spread of Arabic caused _______ to become a center for culture and learning.


____ were influenced by the introduction of Islam & the Quran.


The __________ brought Islam & trade routes to West Africa.

They knew how to read and write

Why did Muslims get jobs in the government?

To study the Quran

Why did people learn Arabic?

architects & scholars

What did Mansa Musa bring back from his pilgrimage to Mecca?


Because of _____, West African cities became centers of religion & education.

Sahara Desert

Where was the salt located?

Why do people trade?

To get things they can't produce themselves

Communication, transportation, & trade

The Niger River helped West Africa in what ways?


Being the center of the _______-_______ trade caused Ghana & Mali to grow.

Gold, slaves & crops

What goods did West Africa supply to North Africa?

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