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WKMS Ch. 13 Voc.

Review of Africa Vocabulary

griot storyteller
caravan group of travelling merchants and animals
matrilineal line traced through mother rather than father
trading goods of East Africa frankincense and myrrh
clan group of people descended from the same ancestor
Swahili culture and language of East Africa, it is a mixture of Arabic and Bantu. The word literally means "people of the coast".
plateau area of high flat land
extended family families made up of several generations
Timbuktu West African center of Muslim learning and trade
sultan leader
Great Mosque one of the largest buildings made from mud in West Africa; located in Djenne. It was made from baked bricks, and then covered in mud.
Created by: msbeckham