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Sundiata

lion prince who built the Mali empire. Assembled army dominated by cavalry

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griot

professional singers and storytellers

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Bantu

A group of languages spoken in Africa.

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Mali

empire founded by Sundiata. Capital Niani

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Kongo

one of the more prosperous of Congolese states

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Gao

A terminus of caravan routes across the Sahara that offered access to the Niger River valley

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Ghana

The principle state of west Africa at the time of the Muslims' arrival there.

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Koumbi-Saleh

capital and principle trading site of Ghana. Thriving commercial center

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Mansa Musa

sundiata's grand-nephew who ruled Mali during its high point.

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Swahili

Bantu language supplemented with words and ideas borrowed from Arabic

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Zimbabwe

the best known of the large and powerful kingdoms. increasingly complex and well organized society

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age grade

members performed tasks appropriate for their level of development

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Zanj

referred to black slaves from Swahili coast

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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

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Axum

located in the highlands of modern Ethiopia.