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Medieval West Africa

Medieval West Africa Vocab

TermDefinition
Trade Route A bunch of pathways used for transportation of cargo
Natural Resource Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature for economic gain
Sahara Desert A desert located in Africa, it is the largest and hottest desert in the world. It is third largest desert in the world.
Sahel Ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition of African between the sahara to the north and the sudanian savanna to the south.
Savanna a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
Tribute an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
Taxes A tax is a mandatory financial charge
Population Growth the increase in the number of individuals in a population
Extended Families Family other than who live in your house: grama + cousins
Kingdom of Ghana West African empire from 700s to 1076, grew wealthy and powerful by controlling a gold-salt trade.
Government the authority of a nation, state, or community.
Trans-Saharan trade important to the success of the Empire of Ghana between the eighth and twelfth centuries, this trading system reached its peak during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries, during the downfallings of the Mali and Songhai Empires
Monarchy A government in which power is in the hands of a single person
Wangara Bambuk sellers of gold to Ghanaian merchants who transported it to Sijilmasa
Taghaza Saharan village, workers built their houses from salt blocks because it was the only material available
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