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Africa

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Bantu
a large group of Africans migratory Nomadic
savana
grasslands
desert
hardly any rain
sahara
worlds largest desert
Oasis
small area of water located within a desert
clan
a small group of famlies that can trace their roots back to common ancestors
Oral history
To pass down by word of mouth through generations
Mansa Musa
great king of Mali who took his people to hajj
ile-ife/benin
two great forest, kingdoms of west africa
ghana/mali/songhai
kingdoms (in order) that all existed in the same area
obas
king of benin
trade centers
askum, kilwa
trade goods
gold, salt, ivory, iron
swahili
a spoken language of east africa
aksum
a city in present day ethioia
kilwa
a trade city in east africa
great zimbabwe
power, southern african city
iron
great trade item
timbukutu/tombouctou
on the bend of the niger river a great trading city
niger river
important trade route helpful to Mali,Gham, and sunghai