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shaman believed to have supernatural powers: the ability to see the future and heal the sick.
mankala a counting game
nomad one who travels and does not settle in one area
Zulu dolls handmade beaded dolls which symbolize healing, fertility, and love
shuka a red cotton cloth wrapped around the body worn by the Maasai tribe
raffia a natural fiber made from the native palm tree of Africa
fufu a traditional African dish made out of yams, plantains, or maize
kente cloth a traditional ceremonial cloth for kings and queens of the Ashanti tribe
savanna a flat, open region or plain without trees
Mansa Musa He was emperor of Mali, one of the largest empires of the world. He made a pilgrimage to Mecca and gave away gold to people along the way.
Kush a kingdom ,also called Nubia ,known as the iron center of Africa
King Sundiata "The lion prince" made the city of Timbuktu the center of learning and a center for Islamic religion
King Ezana He expanded Aksum which became a major trade center. He converted to CHristianity which became the major religion of the kingdom.
Carthage First established in 814 BCE by the Phoenician Empire, Carthage grew to become the most powerful city in the Mediterranean.
Kashta a Kushite king who invaded and conquered Egypt
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