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West Africa Summativ

World Studies Dec

Mandinke or Malinke Among the first converts to Islam; People from southern Sahara who served as middlemen between Arab caravaners and gold miners.
kinship family relationship and basis of West African government
pluralistic Power and influence is split among people or groups
matrilineal Descent and transfer of wealth & power is traced through the women
patrilineal Descent and transfer of wealth & power is traced through the men
Mansa Musa Mali's greater ruler and a devote Muslim
diviner a person who claims that they speak to the gods and help people practice religion by interacting with their gods
griot a West African storyteller
indigenous A group of people belonging to a certain country or region which is distinguished from other groups by language, customs and attitudes.
hajj (pilgrimage) An annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Mecca
cultural diffusion spread of cultural items—such as ideas, styles, religions, technologies, languages etc.—between individuals, whether within a single culture or from one culture to another. In West Africa, Islam spread from Arabia to the people of West Africa.
Soninke group of people in Ghana who developed a wealthy kingdom based on agriculture and trade
Sundiata king of Mali
Created by: lblumberg