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Medieval West Africa

Social Studies

Natural Resource Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, adn fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
Sahara Desert Is located on the african continent. It is the largest and hottest desert in the world. It is the thrird largest desert in the world.
Sahel The ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the sahara to the north and the sudanian to the south.
Savanna A savana is a mixed grassland.
Tribute an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
Taxes An amount of money you have to pay. (from the government)
Population and growth The amount of people in one place.
Extended Families a family that extends beyond the regular family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, who all live nearby or in one household.
Kingdom of Ghana It lasted from sometime before 500ceuntil it collapsed in the 1200s. It arouse in the semidry Sahel and eventually spread over the valley between the senegal and Niger Rivers.
Government the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
Trans-Saharan trade Trans-Saharan trade requires travel across the Sahara (north and south) to reach sub-Saharan Africa from the North African coast, Europe, to the Levant.
Monarchy a form of government with a monarch at the head.
Wangara They had plenty of gold. Located near the forests south of Ghana but noone except the wangara people knew about it.
Taghaza A village were salt mines were located.
Trade route A series of pathways and stoppages used for the transport of cargo.
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