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Chapter 9 Vocab

TermDefinition
Monsoons Alternative high winds that cause wet and dry seasons.
Africanity A clear but puzzling cultural unity that existed despite the larger size of the African continent.
Ghana A country that's south the Sahara in the western Sudan; also know for exchanging gold for salt and other goods.
Mali A empire that dominated Ghana and other parts of the area. (13th-15th Century)
Stateless Society Villages (sometimes Villages) that have no hierarchy of government officials but relies on kinship relationships or other forms of personal obligations for order.
Songhay A empire that dominated the same area as Mali empire. (15th-16th Century)
Hausa An empire that lies in the middle of the south Sahara desert which became powerful during the 15th century.
Sundiata The legendary "Lion-King" who conquered all others in the mid 13th century to found the kingdom of Mali.
Griots Master storytellers who advised kings to pass down important traditions to many generations.
Mansa Musa Sundiata's grand nephew who ruled Mali from 1312 to 1337
Great Zimbabwe A rich, wealthy state south of the plateau of the Zambezi River. Filled with gold mines caused this city to emerge to fortune; taxing trade.
Delhi Sultanate A Islamic state that was established during the late 12th century after conquering most of the Hindu kingdoms.
Diasporic Communities Where they introduced their own cultural traditions into the indigenous culture.
Marco Polo A Venetian merchant traveler who traveled to china in the late 13th century to the Kubilai's Empire and returned to Europe to write a journal of his travels.
Ibn Battuta A Moroccan male who left the city to visit a vast of cities (Constantinople, Persia, India, ect.) and wrote a book about his traveling experiences.
Swahili Coast A major trade center where Africa traded with India.
Communal vs Convergent Cities Communal emphasizes the uniqueness of cities as they represent the culture of the territories around them. Convergent cities were places where many people of different ethnicities come together to trade goods.
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