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Medieval West Africa

Vocabulary for the Medieval West Africa

Natural Resource A resource that is found naturally on the Earth.
Sahara Desert A desert in North Africa and the northern part of West Africa that is approximately 3,500,000 square miles.
The Sahel A zone of semi desert that is south of the Sahara. It is not as dry as the Sahara.
Savanna An area of tall grasses and scattered trees. The savanna has a long rainy season.
Trade Route A path that trading occurs on.
Tribute Payment made to another state or ruler as a sign of dependence.
Taxes A payment that goes to the government.
Population Growth Increase of the number of individuals.
Extended Families An immediate family plus other close family members.
Kingdom of Ghana A kingdom in West Africa that lasted between 500-1200 C.E. It arose from the Sahel and then extended to the valley between the Senegal and Niger Rivers.
Government The group of people that rules the people in an area.
Trans-Saharan Trade
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