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Sahel a semiarid strip of land across the center if Africa
savanna open grassland
griots professional west African storytellers
Nok one of the earliest African peoples to make iron tools; The Nok lived in what is now Nigeria
Bantu a family of closely related African languages; one of any of the African peoples who speak that language
Ezana Aksumite ruler; he destroyed the Kush capital of Meroe and took over the Kingdom of Kush around AD 320
GeĀ“ez an ancient Afro-Asiatic language; it is still used today as a Liturgical language in the Ethiopian Coptic
Lalibela Ethiopian ruler from about 1200 to 1250; he is known for building large stone christian churches, many of which are still standing today
Swahili an African society that emerged in the late 1100s along the eats African Coast and combined elements of African, Asian, and Islamic cultures
Sundiata Founder and ruler of the Mali; he organized an army and defeated the other kingdoms of West Africa
Mansa Musa Leader of the Mali who help power from 1307 to 1332; he conquered the kingdom of Songhai; He expanded trade, supported art and promoted Islam
Sunni Ali First great leader of Africa Songhai Empire; he organized an uprising against Malian rule and established a new empire in the Songhai
Askia Muhammad King of Songhai from 1493 to 1598; he was known for encouraging revival of Muslim learning in the west African kingdom during his rule
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