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Chapter 9

Definitions.

TermDefinition
Africanity A clear but puzzling cultural unity that existed despite the large size of the African continent.
Communal vs convergent cities. Communal emphasizes the uniqueness of cities as they represent and convergent cities places where many people of different ethnics come together and to trade goods.
Stateless society A common form of social organization in Africa during and after the Bantu migrations.
Ghana By the 8th century the state of Ghana was expanding gold from west Africa for salts or dates from dates from the Sahara or for goods from the Mediterranean coastal area.
Mali Grew to dominate the area.
Songhay Songhay later followed in Mali foot steps.
Hausa Kane's born u came to be powerful during the 15 th century.
Sundials The legendary lion king who conquered all others in the mid 13th century to flounder the kingdom of Mali.
Griots Master story tellers who advised kings and used their tales to pass down important traditions from generation to generation.
Mansa musa Who ruled from 1312 to 1337 most famously on his pilgrimage to Mecca mansa formed a huge caravan of soldiers servants and slaves with camels carrying satchels of gold.
Swahili coast Another trade and Islamization was devoting at the same time along the east coast giving the area the name Swahili coast.
Great Zimbabwe A powerful state on the plateau south of the Zambezi river.great Zimbabwe was the capital.
Delhi sultanate An Islamic state ruled northern India at least in name from 1206 to 1526
Diaspora communities Arab traders brought there religion to this place.and people from all over the Indian basin came to settle here.
Marco Polo. A young Italian who visited China in the late 13 century and returned to Europe to write a journal of his travels.
Ibmn battuta The most famous traveler who visited many areas of the tropics and beyond in his journey between 1325 and 1354
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