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Ch. 5 & 6

Rifts long, deep valleys formed by the movement of the earth's crust
Sub-Saharan Africa also known as Africa south of the Sahara. The plains are cross by by rivers - Congo, Zambezi, and Niger
Sahel a semiarid region in Africa just south of the Sahara that separates the desert from wetter areas
Savannah an open grassland with scattered trees
Rain forest a moist, densely wooded area that contains many different plants and animals
Extended family a family group that includes the father, mother, children, and close relatives
Animism the belief that bodies of water, animals, trees, and other natural objects have spirits
Silent barter a process in which people exchange goods without contacting each other directly
Tunka Manin (ruled c.1068) King of the Empire of Ghana, his kingdom was visited by Muslim writers
Sundiata (died 1255) Founder of the Empire of Mali, his reign is recorded in legends
Mansa Musa (died c.1332) Mali's greatest and most famous ruler, he was a devout Muslim. He made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca that helped spread Mali's fame
Oral history a spoken record of past events
Griots a West African storyteller
Proverbs a short saying of wisdom or truth
Kente a hand-woven, brightly colored West African fabric
Created by: Serpaj282