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Africa & Asia


Marco Polo One of the most famous visitors , an Italian boy
Ibu Battuta One of the most famous travelers to Muslim lands
Diasporic Communities Where they introduced their own cultural traditions into the indigenous culture
Delhi Sultanate Conquered Hindu kingdom in Northern India which established an Islamic state
Great Zimbabwe Iinland from the coastal cities was a powerful state on the plateau south of the Zambezi River, with a capital city
Swahili Coast Another center of trade and Islamization was developing at the same time along the east coast of African in several trade centers, giving the area the name
Songhai Who lived in the middle areas of the of the Niger River valley, had formed identity by 7th century and established a capital at Gao that was controlled by Mali during its heyday
Griots Master storytellers
Sundiata The legendary "lion-king"
Hausa States and Kanem Bornu came to be powerful during the 15th century
Mali Grew to dominate the area between the 13th and 15th century, which in turn was followed by the state of Songhay in the 15th and 16th centuries
Ghana South of the Sahara in the Western Sudan, was exchanging gold from West African for salt or dates from the Sahara or for goods from the Mediterranean coastal areas
Stateless society A common form of social organization in Africa during and after the Bantu migrations
Monsoons Instead of the hot or cold seasons of temperate climates, the tropical areas around the Indian Ocean have wet and dry seasons that are influenced heavily by alternating winds
Africanity The spread of the Bantu-speaking peoples meant that even though languages differed, common vocabulary, and word structures allowed some understanding between neighboring Bantu speakers
Mansa Musa Mali reached its peak of importance in long-distance trade networks during the reign of Sundiata's grand-nephew, who ruled from 1312 to 1337
Communal vs Convergent cities Cities grew in number and size during the period 600-1450 in many areas of the world, with all having unique characteristics but also sharing commonalities
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