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Sahara Largest desert in the world that covers almost all of North Africa
Savannas Grassy plains with irregular patterns of rainfall
Cataracts Waterfalls
desertification Land becomes more dry and the desert spreads
Bantu Root language of West Africa
Surplus Having more than what you need
Commodity A valuable product like gold or salt
Mansa Musa The emperor of Mali who traveled to Mecca and brought the Muslim faith back to Mali.
Swahili East African language based on Bantu and Arabic
Nuclear family A family unit consisting of parents and children
Patralineal Kinship ties are traced through the father
Matrilineal Kinship ties are traced through the mother
Lineage A group claiming a common ancester
Consensus An Agreement
Griots Professional storyteller
Created by: Dcrawford