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Tropical Africa

Ap world history, chapter 9

TermDefinition
Africanity Common qualities that existed over Africa.
Communal cities Cities that represented the culture of territories around them. Manly in Europe.
Delhi Sultanate An Islamic state in northern India that helped established Islam in India.
Diasporic communities A place where other cultural traditions are introduced into the indigenous culture.
Ghana A state south of the Sahara whose leaders converting to Islam improved relations with Muslim merchants.
Great Zimbabwe A trade center and capital with great quantities of gold south of the Zimbabwe River.
Griots Master storytellers who advised kings and used their tales to pass down important traditions from generations to generations.
Hausa The powerful state in the east during the 15th century.
Ibn Battuta A man who traveled over most of Southern Asia. He wrote detailed account of the cultures he meet.
Mali The state that followed Ghana between the 13th and 15th century.
Mansa Musa Sunditata's great-nephew who declined golds value on the trade circuits by giving it out and he encouraged the spread of Islam.
Marco Polo An Italian explorer who traveled over Kubilai's vast empire for two decades. It wrote a book that explained his sightings.
Monsoons Alternating winds that influence tropical areas around the Indian Ocean to have wet and dry seasons.
Songhay The state that followed Mali between the 15th and 16th centuries.
Stateless society A social organization in Africa during and after the Bantu migrations that has no hierarchy of government officials but instead relies on kinship relationships or other forms of personal obligations for order.
Sundiata The founder of Mail and nicknamed lion-king.
Swahili Coast The east coast of Africa with several trade centers. It is named after the common language spoken.
Convergent cites Cites that had people of different ethnicities to trade goods, sell art, and visit government centers.
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