Flashcards in chapter 13 Deck (30)
Largest desert in the world
Mountain range on the northwestern side of the Sahara
Great Rift Valley
extends from Red Sea to Lake Malawi
Africa's highest peak
An area of grassland with scattered trees and bushes
A major African language family. Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages. Famous for migrations throughout central and southern Africa.
...Ghana's Capital, major center of trade.
A major city in africa
City on the Niger River in the modern country of Mali. It was founded by the Tuareg as a seasonal camp sometime after 1000. As part of the Mali empire, Timbuktu became a major major terminus of the trans-Saharan trade and a center of Islamic learning.
Was an ancient city located on the Niger River. It was the oldest known city in sub-Saharan Africa
an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
King/Sorcerer who opposed Sundiata
the founder of Mali empire. He crushed his enemies and won control of the gold trade routes
Emperor of the kingdom of Mali in Africa. He made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca and established trade routes to the Middle East.
founder of Songhai, believed to have magic powers, Songhai became a major trading state under his rule
A West African storyteller
The Christian state in Africa that developed its own branch of Christianity, Coptic Christianity, because it was cut off from other Christians due to a large Muslim presence in Africa.
Capital of Ethiopia
A city-state found on east African coast(Zenj); fishing limited trade from 800-1000; turned to agriculture, increased trade in pottery and stoneware; major trading center by 14th century
Capital of the prosperous south African state which traded with the Swahili culture
King who ruled Aksum
Which African king built Christian churches out of solid rock?
Succeeded the Zagwe dynasty, became deeply involved in an expanding conflict with Muslim Adal to the east