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Ch 11 vocab and comprehension questions

migration the movement from one country or region to settle in another
Bantu a large group of central and southern Africans who speak related langauges
savanna an area of grassland with scattered trees and bushes
Sahara a huge desert stretching across most of North America
oral history accounts of the past that people pass down by word of mouth
clan a group of families who trace their roots to the same ancestor
describe the main physical feature of Africa
how do Africa's physical features affect people's ways of life?
over how many years did the Bantu migrations occur?
tell what happened when the Bantu met other African peoples.
Why are the Bantu migrations an important part of African history?
Mansa Musa a king of Mali in the 1300s
Mali a rich kingdom of the West African savanna
Ghana the first West African kingdom based on the gold and salt trade
Songhai a powerful kingdom of the West African savanna
Ile-Ife the capital of a kingdom of the West African rain forest
Benin a kingdom of the West African rain forest
What were the names of the three major kingdoms of the West African savanna?
what made each of the three kingdoms rich?
what do the powerful countries of today have in common with these kingdoms?
describe some of the art objects that the people of Ile-Ife and Benin left behind.
Why are these objects among the few things that have survived from these cultures?
Kilwa one of many trading cities on the East African coast
Aksum an important East African center of trade
city-state a city that is also a separate, independent state
Swahili a Bantu language with Arabic words, spoken along the East African Coast
Great Zimbabwe a powerful southeast African city
what change did King Ezana of Aksum make in the AD 300s?
What are some of the most famous sites of Ethiopia today?
How are these famous sites related to the changes made by King Ezana?
What connection was there between Great Zimbabwe and Kilwa?
How did the locations of Kilwa and Greast Zimbabwe make them powerful and rich?
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