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Chapter 13

African Kingdoms

What was the East African state that had Christian rulers? Axum
What is the largest desert on Earth? Sahara
Under whose reign did Songhai become the largest empire in African history? How did he expand Songhai? Sunni Ali - Conquest
What is Western Africa largely covered by? Grasslands
After flourishing for centuries as a trading power, why did Ghana collapse during the 1100's? Bedouin invasion- lost trade monoploy
The "fleets of the desert" were used for trade by whom? Bedouins
In addition to spreading knowledge about iron-smelting techniques what did the Bantu people also disseminate valuable knowledge about? Farming
Who were the early converts to Islam who lived in the desert? *hint* same people who used the "fleets of the desert" Bedouins
Where did the kingdom of Mali extend to and from? Atlantic Ocean to Timbultu
The Bantu people of southern and eastern Africa spread techniques for what skill across Africa? High yield farming
What are the two most important trade products of Western Africa? Gold and Salt
Under Mansa Musa what did Timbuktu become a center for? trade and learning
Created by: PLHSWorld