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Pastoralists or shepherds left the Sahara 5000 years ago because the Sahara dried up and became a desert
most African societies had this feature in common... were villages with extended families and age- set groups
King Ezana of Aksum building a wealthy kingdom that traded with other kingdoms and had a sophisticated written language
Some early Kingdoms of East Africa were Muslim but this one was not... Ethiopia/Aksum was known for being Christian
Gold and Salt Two most valuable trading items for North African Traders
Sunni Ali songhai leader who allowed local leaders to stay in power in order to prevent a rebellion
nok Earliest known Africans to practice ironworks
swahili a blend of Arab and Bantu languages
Lalibela famous zagwe King who built beautiful stone churches in what is today Ethiopia
Sahel a strip of land that divides the wetter areas of africa from the desert
Sahara land that dominates North Africa and stretches from the Atlantic to the Red Sea
Griots Storytellers who pass on the history to new generations
Sundiata under his leadership Mali became a great an powerful empire.
Mansa Musa his leadership brought Mali's attention to the people of europe.
Sunni Ali songhai's first muslim ruler
Ge'ez ancient african language of Aksum found inscribed on Stelae pillars
Created by: lott