Flashcards in Chapter 18 Deck (15):
lion prince who built the Mali empire. Assembled army dominated by cavalry
professional singers and storytellers
A group of languages spoken in Africa.
empire founded by Sundiata. Capital Niani
one of the more prosperous of Congolese states
A terminus of caravan routes across the Sahara that offered access to the Niger River valley
The principle state of west Africa at the time of the Muslims' arrival there.
capital and principle trading site of Ghana. Thriving commercial center
sundiata's grand-nephew who ruled Mali during its high point.
Bantu language supplemented with words and ideas borrowed from Arabic
the best known of the large and powerful kingdoms. increasingly complex and well organized society
members performed tasks appropriate for their level of development
referred to black slaves from Swahili coast
Ali bin Muhammad
a revel slave who organized about 15,000 Zanj slaves into an immense force that captured the most important city of South Mesopotamia