Flashcards in Africa Deck (41):
Who was Mansa Musa, and what kingdom did he rule?
Mansa Musa was a king of Mali
How did he (Mansa Musa) cause inflation in Egypt (Alexandria)?
He gave Egypt so much gold that it wasn't worth as much
Mansa Musa passed through Egypt because he was making the ----- which tells us that he was a -------
Mali was in ----- Africa and its biggest city was ------------
What two things were traded between Berbers and West Africans?
Gold and salt
How did Islam spread to West Africa ?
West---Sand Roads/Saharan trade
East---Indian Ocean sea lanes
Rulers-Mansa Musa (Mali) and Kossi (Songhay) ---> tell subjects what religion they are going to be
How do we know about Mali?
Arabic traders write about Africa. Worry about bias here
Mali eventually fell to what empire?
The eastern part of Africa saw the rise of ------------. Was it an empire?
No it is a collection of city states
What two big things did the African Bantu bring with them to east Africa?
Iron work and farming
Swahili civilization really didn't get started until the ------- century AD
Relatively high flatland areas
Broad grasslands dotted with small trees and shrubs in Africa
Largest desert on Earth in Northern Africa
Great Rift Valley
A group of mountains that loom over deep canyons in east Africa
River in the Congo basin located in South Africa
In South Africa and Is one of the largest deserts in Africa
In Southern Africa
Trade with Egypt
Becomes Kush in 1000 BC
Highlands on which Axum rose to power
Explain the significance of Christianity in the history of Axum
When King Ezana converted to Christianity in 330 AD, he made it the official religion of Axum
How was Africa different 10,000 yrs ago?
There was a prairie
What caused this change from one type of landscape to another?
Overuse--- the grass can't absorb nutrients
When did West African people begin to farm?
Community of extended family
Descent is traced thru the mother
Women could inherit property and the husband moved in with the wife
Descent is traced thru the father
People who believe they have the power to fortell events
Special class of storytellers that served as historians by telling history orally
Do the Bantus have ancestor worship? How important is it?
Ancestor worship helps them live
Where were the Bantu originally from?
Where did the Bantus have move to and take over?
What successful crops did the Bantus eventually get from the Malays?
Asian yams and taro
What River was in the middle of the Malian Empire?
Why are Cairo's merchants able to make so much money off of the people from Mali?
The people from Mali had a different currency so they gave the merchants more gold than needed
What effect does all the gold have on Egypt's economy?
So much money/goods is either introduced or made that the value of that money/goods goes down
Official religion of Axum
The Bantu are
A language group/tribe originally from Western Africa
A class of diviners