Flashcards in Africa:Vocabulary Deck (25):
a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
an area of relatively level high ground.
largest hot desert in the world
relating to or denoting a group of Niger–Congo languages spoken
a Bantu language widely used as a lingua franca in East Africa and having official status in several countries.
the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself at a minimum level.
The Riches man in the world. And still is.
A country of West Africa
A country of western Africa. The site of several powerful states
Formerly Southern Rhodesia
a town in central Mali
The Arab founder of Islam
Askia the Great, was an emperor, military commander, and political reformer of the Songhai Empire in the late 15th century
Sunni Ali was the first king of the Songhai Empire
of or based on kinship with the mother or the female line.
a community's cultural and historical traditions passed down by word of mouth or example from one generation to another without written instruction.
Gold and salt trade
Camel caravans from North Africa carried bars of salt as well as cloth, tobacco, and metal tools across the Sahara to trading centers
a desert in N Africa
a member of a people living mainly in Niger and Mali.
a member of a class of traveling poets
a person skilled in using a divining rod.
lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.
a Moroccan Muslim scholar and traveler
third largest of the world's oceanic divisions