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chapter 10

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savanna the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south.
griots a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.
nok early african society that practice working on iron
bantu a language a number of groups in africa spoke and where most of the languages they speak originated from
sahel Strip of land in north-central Africa that divides desert from wetter forests
ezana the king who brought Aksum to its height, defeated rival kingdom of Kush
geĀ“ez written and spoken language of Aksum
lalibela Famous Zagwe king, had 11 stone Christian churches built
swahili blended cultures and languages of Arabs, Asians and Africans
sundiata the founder of Mali empire. He crushed his enemies and won control of the gold trade routes
mansa musa king of the Mali Empire, expanded the territory and population of Mali. He was extremely wealthy, by the taxing gold-salt trade. He was Muslim, and the first African king that historians know completed a pilgrimage to Mecca.
sunni ali powerful king who made Songhai rise
askia muhammad king that that made Songhai go to its cultural height
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