refers to the culture and language of East Africa
an area of high, flat land
an Arab sailboat
a tax on goods and services
group of families related by blood or marriage
a water hole in the desert, an area of green in a desert fed by underground water
strong seasonal winds in the Indian Ocean
military and political leader with absolute authority over a Muslim
a hot, wet land with tall trees that often block the sunlight
tropical rain forest
a title for a ruler in West Africa
a grassy plain
large desert that covers much of North America known as the "death road" due to the danger of many people
Describe five of the physical features of Africa.
hot steamy rain forests cover 10% of the continent
dry, sweeping grasslands and savannas
Sahara Deserts & Kalahari Desert
a plateau with two large rivers
the Great Rift Valley
What natural advantages did the people who lived in the rain forests of Africa enjoy?
warm, wet climate
surplus of food
What types of things did the artisan class of people create in the kingdoms found in the rain forests?
What two major world religions impacted eastern Africa?
Africa is the second-largest _______ in the world.
Africa is the second-largest continent in the world.
How did iron change/influence the Nok people?
It gave them stronger weapons for hunting and fighting.
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.
What did people in Africa use salt for?
It was healthy and it kept food from going bad.
How did religious ideas spread so quickly throughout West Africa?
When they traded items they also traded ideas.
List 3 things that Mansa Musa did for the Mali Empire under his rule.
Knowledge and study
gifts of gold and jewels
Explain the significance of the Bantu people in African history.
They traveled really slow and took different routes.
They selttled in much of Africa
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.
How did explorations change African slave trade?
It exported slaves to new found lands.
Africans developed rich ________ that influenced many other cultures throughout world history.
Africans developed rich culture that influenced many other cultures throughout world history.
What is a "crosswords of trade"?
a place where trade routes come together
Why was salt once traded ounce for ounce for gold?
It was so scarce and it helped people stay healthy.
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.