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Medieval Africa

Africa in the Middle Ages

A type of vegetation zone, that is warm dry and has lots of grass Savanna
A type of vegetation zone that is hot and very dry with very little or no rain Desert
A powerful West African Kingdom that grew rich because of trade (400-1200) Ghana
A large empire that took over West Africa after the Ghana Empire fell apart (1200-1450) Mali
Trans-Saharan means Across the Sahara (desert)
Largest desert in West Africa? Sahara
Long trains of camels traveling together on trading trips Caravan
A shared system of beliefs of a group of people (ideas, religion, government, music, food etc) culture
Powerful king of Mali Empire who converted to Islam and made a pilgrimage to Mecca Mansa Musa
What trade route spread Islam into Africa? Trans-Sahara
What religion was spread through the Trans-Sahara trade route? Islam
What did the king of Ghana do to make the empire of Ghana wealthy? Taxed merchants who came to Ghana to trade
Created by: Shantz