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African Kingdoms

Q4 W1-2 Vocab

TermDefinition
Traditional Religion religions of West Africa based on the worship of different aspects of nature and ancestors
Ancestor Veneration the worshiping of the spirit of ancestors in the belief that they are connected to the gods
Animism the belief that bodies of water, animals, trees, and other natural objects have spirits
Demand a consumer's desire and willingness to pay a price for a specific good or service
Natural Resources materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
Rain Forests moist, densely wooded areas
Sahel a strip of land with little rainfall that divides the desert from wetter areas
Savannah open grassland with scattered trees
Scarcity a limited amount of something
Specialization when a civilization or a business focuses on the creating a few specific things like corn, rice, salt or gold
Surplus extra goods
Trade the trading, or exchanging of a good or service for something else
Arquebus early form of gun or firearm
Caravans a group of people, especially traders or pilgrims, traveling together across a desert in Asia or North Africa
Clan a group of people descended from the same ancestor
Tax a fee charged by a government to raise funds
Created by: mandy.safriet