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BMMS 7history chap5

BMMS 7history chapter 5

kinship a connection amoung people by blood, marriage, or adoption
clan a set of kinship groups within a common ancestor
labor specialization the doing of specific types of work by trained or knowledgeable workers
griot an official storyteller
vegetation zone a region that has certian types of plants
Sahara a large desert of northern Africa
savannah a grassland in a tropical region
Ghana a region between the Sahara and the forests of southern West Africa
Almoravids a North African Islamic dynasty
salt a valuable resource produced and mined in North West Africa
Mali a West African empire founded by the Malinke people
Sundiata a leader of the Malinke
Timbuktu a city in Mali that was a center of trade and culture
Mansa Musa a king of Mali who came to power in 1307
Songhai A West African people whose leaders created a great empire after 1400
Askia Muhammad a ruler of the Songhai Empire who took power in 1493