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West Africa

West African Kingdoms

How was West African shaped by the trans-Saharan trae network? List two . 1. West africans had large of gold but lacked salt 2. The salt gold trade connected North and West Africa
The gold salt trade increased cultural diffusion with Muslim merchants how? 1. Islam was introduced in West Africa and slowly gained converts 2. Many Africans blended Islam with animism or niether
What is the name for Islam reinforced ideas of kingship and power called? Royal cult
What was the result of joining Islam? giver rulers prestige and associate them with other great Muslim leaders
When the majority of population never converted what did they do then? They retained their polytheism/animism
What were rulers more concerned more about? political beliefs of Islam then conversion
What was the main materials of trade? trade gold and salt
What do Mali, Ghana and Songhai have in common? combine Islamic religion/culture with local practices
What was another thing that each incorporate? include previous kingdom bigger than the last
What is the last thing that they each exert? exert power over subordinate communities
How did Mali, Ghana and Songhai exert power over communities? through taxes, tribute, and military support
The gold- salt trade led to wealth and empire in west Africa and what did Ghana become? It became an empire
How did it become an empire?(Ghana) taxing merchants, building large army, conquering surrounding people
What did the Ghana kings serve as? Served as religious leaders, guides, and generals
Created by: Sophie ER
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