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chapter 9 World Hist

A.P. World History Chapter 9 Key Terms

TermDefinition
Africanity Common qualities shared by African societies.
communal vs. convergent cities Communal cities were the uniqueness of cities as they represent the culture of the territories surrounding them. Convergent cities are places where many different people come together to sell goods and arts.
Delhi Sultanate When Indian based Islamic rule of Bengal.
diasporic communities The expansion of Islam to Southeast Asia introducing religions and customs with them and people from all over the Indian ocean basin.
Ghana South of Sahara in the western Sudan, was exchanging gold from the west africa for salt and dates.
Great Zimbabwe Inland from the coastal cities. A powerful state on the plateau south of the Zambezi River. A capital city.
griots Master storytellers
Hausa Powerful states in the east during the 15th century.
Ibn Battuta The most famous traveler to Muslim lands who visited many areas of the tropics. he created an account of his travels that was widely distributed and read, and the accounts of the life in diverse parts of the Eastern Hemisphere
Mali Grew to dominate the area between the 13th and 15th century.
Mansa Musa Sundiata's grand-nephew who made Mali reached its peak of importance in long-distance trade networks during his reign.
Marco Polo On of Kubilai Khan's most famous visitors who visited China in the late 13th century and returned to Europe to write a journal of the travels.
monsoons The tropical areas around the Indian Ocean have wet and dry seasons that are influenced heavily by alternating winds that are called _______________
Songhay followed after Mali in its place in the 15th and 16th century and had formed an identity by the 7th century and established a capital at Gao valley that was controlled by Mali during heydey.
stateless society A common form of social organization in Africa during and after the Bantu migrations. which has no hierarchy of government officials but instead relies on kinship relationships or other forms of personal obligations for order.
Sundiata The legendary "lion king" who conquered all others in the mid 13th century to found the kingdom of Mali, which survived until about 1450.
Swahili Coast Center of trade and Islamization was developing at the same time along the east coast of Africa in several trade centers
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