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West African


What is a manuscript? It is something written by hand.
What five rights did slaves have? Slaves could marry, earn money, not be separated from family, have protection from harsh punishment, and buy their freedom
What is a lineage? A group of people who are related to a common ancestor.
Name the social ranks of the Caste System. Emperor, Nobles, Traders and free people, Skilled workers, and Enslaved people.
What were village economies based on? Food such as rice, yams, and beans.
What were city economies based on? Trade and the city markets.
What did they trade? Traded things such as salt and cloth.
What currency did they use for trading? Cowrie shells and gold coins.
How did Askia Muhammad support trade? He used his armies to protect trade routes and used a weight system to make trade fair.
What cities had large populations due to trade? Gao, Timbuktu, and Djenne.
How did people become slaves? Groups defeated in war, or born into slavery.
What were slaves usual jobs? Soldiers, farmers, or house servants.
Created by: arelyl1