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9th Grade SS

2d - African Trading Kingdoms & Mongol Empires

One similarity between the Ancient African kingdoms of Egypt, Ghana, Mali and Songhai is that all of these kingdoms were located on major trading routes
One reason the ancient kingdoms in western Africa prospered was that they developed extensive trade in gold, ivory, and salt
The contributions of the ancient civilizations of Ghana, Axum, Kush, and Mali demonstrate that advanced societies developed in Africa before Europeans colonized this region
A similarity between the ancient western African kingdoms of Mali, Ghana, and Songhai is that these kingdoms established economies based on trade
Mansa Musa’s journey to Mecca in the 1300’s is evidence that Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire
The Mongols played a significant role in Russian history by isolating Russia from Western Europe during the early Renaissance
Deserts about 40% of the continent is desert
Largest Desert Sahara in the south and Kalahari in the north
Rainforests densely wooded region; hot and humid; receives enormous amount of rain; covers central Africa - 5% of the continent
Savanna grassland plains; 40% of the continent; largest number of people in Africa live here
Sahel means "coastline" in arabic; borders the southern edge of the sahara; a transition to the grassland and rainforest
Desertification the transformation of arable or habitable land to desert; as by a change in climate or destructive land use
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