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refers to the culture and language of East Africa

Swahili

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an area of high, flat land

plateau

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an Arab sailboat

dhow

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a tax on goods and services

tariff

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group of families related by blood or marriage

clan

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a water hole in the desert, an area of green in a desert fed by underground water

oasis

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strong seasonal winds in the Indian Ocean

monsoon

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military and political leader with absolute authority over a Muslim

sultan

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a hot, wet land with tall trees that often block the sunlight

tropical rain forest

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a title for a ruler in West Africa

mansa

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a grassy plain

savanna

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large desert that covers much of North America known as the "death road" due to the danger of many people

Sahara

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Describe five of the physical features of Africa.

  1. hot steamy rain forests cover 10% of the continent
  2. dry, sweeping grasslands and savannas
  3. Sahara Deserts & Kalahari Desert
  4. a plateau with two large rivers
  5. the Great Rift Valley

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What natural advantages did the people who lived in the rain forests of Africa enjoy?

  • farmable soil
  • warm, wet climate
  • surplus of food

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What types of things did the artisan class of people create in the kingdoms found in the rain forests?

  • woven fabrics
  • sculptures

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What two major world religions impacted eastern Africa?

  1. Islam 
  2. Christianity

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Africa is the second-largest _______ in the world.

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world.

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How did iron change/influence the Nok people?

It gave them stronger weapons for hunting and fighting.

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How did the kings of Ghana gain wealth from the trade routes in West Africa?

It grew rich from controlling the trade routes across the Sahara.

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What did people in Africa use salt for?

It was healthy and it kept food from going bad.

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How did religious ideas spread so quickly throughout West Africa?

When they traded items they also traded ideas.

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List 3 things that Mansa Musa did for the Mali Empire under his rule.

  1. Knowledge and study
  2. pilgrimages
  3. gifts of gold and jewels

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Explain the significance of the Bantu people in African history.

  • They traveled really slow and took different routes. 
  • They selttled in much of Africa

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Describe the importance of family within African society.

It formed the basics of African society and most people lived in extended families and valued children.

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How did explorations change African slave trade?

It exported slaves to new found lands.

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Africans developed rich ________ that influenced many other cultures throughout world history.

Africans developed rich culture that influenced many other cultures throughout world history.

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What is a "crosswords of trade"?

a place where trade routes come together

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Why was salt once traded ounce for ounce for gold?

It was so scarce and it helped people stay healthy.

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Why did West Africa be come the center for trade for three large empires?

All of the resources they had and it was a huge trade route.

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