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  1. Ifriqiya
  2. Bantu
  3. Almoravids
  4. Sahel
  5. Hausa
  1. a Peoples of northern Nigeria; formed states following the demise of Songhay empire that combined Muslim and pagan traditions.
  2. b Belt south of the Sahara where it transitions into savanna across central Africa. It means literally 'coastland' in Arabic; an exchange region between the forests to the south and north Africa.
  3. c Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages.
  4. d The Arabic term for eastern north Africa; the term used by the Romans for Africa.
  5. e A puritanical reformist movement among the Islamic Berber tribes of northern Africa; controlled gold trade across Sahara; conquered Ghana in 1076; moved southward against African kingdom of the savanna and westward into Spain.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. greatest Mali king; brought Mali to its peak of power and wealth from 1312 the 1337; expanded borders, maintained peace and order, religious freedom and tolerance; hajj to Mecca; built Timbuktu
  2. A reformist movement among the Islamic Berbers of northern Africa; later than the Almoravids; penetrated into sub-Sahara Africa.
  3. Nigerian city-state form by the Edo people during the 14th century by Ewuare the Great; famous for its bronze art work
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  5. stopping and starting at irregular intervals

5 True/False questions

  1. Zengkingdom based on agriculture; formed on lower Kongo River; capital at Mbanza Kongo; ruled by hereditary monarchy


  2. SonghayCentrally located - West Central Africa - consisted of a group of small kingdoms along the Zaire River; was a confederation of smaller states brought under the control of the king and divided into eight provinces.,


  3. AxumArabic term for the east African coast


  4. Maghribthe Arabic word for western North Africa; a region of western North Africa, consisting of the Mediterranean coastlands of what is now Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria


  5. Malinkelocated between Senegal and Niger rivers; created by Malinke people who broke away from Ghana in 13th century; First leader Sundiata; Mansa Musa great leader ruled 25 years, made epic hajj to Mecca; controlled gold-salt trade; built great mosque at Jenne; Timbuktu Islamic center of learning; 13th-15th centuries