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labor specalization
separating the work to be done into certain tasks (sometimes assigned by gender in certain societies)
caravan
a single file of pack aniamls such as camels used to transport goods long distances
trans-Sahara
crossing the Sahara desert
savanna
grasslands; usually flat and with few trees
Sahel
the Sahara's southern border or "shore of the desert"(traditions from desert to sparse vegitation, to grasslands)
delta
the mud and silt left at the mouth of a river
oral tradition
stories, myths, and beleifs passed on by spoken words
griot
a West-African storyteller
monsoon
wet and rainy periods brought by seasonal wind systems
matrilineal
tracing descent through the females (women) of the family (as in certain African cultures)
patrilineal
tracing descent through the males (men) of the family
Nok
early African people who learned the art of working with iron from North Africans; used this skill to merce superior tools and weapons
Bantu
a major language family found in Africa; also refers to the people who speak these languages
Proto-Bantu
the root laguage of the Bantu language; the descendants of these people migrated throughout eastern, centra, and southern Africa
plateau
a raised and relently flat area of land
dhows
sailiny ships used by Arab traders to travel to the east coast of Africa (used seasonal winds monsoons)
David Hungerford
7.4 Sub-Saharan Ghana and Mali
period 4
David Hungerford
7.4 Sub-Saharan Ghana and Mali
period 4
tsetse fly
an insect that can inflict humans and cattle with a fatal illness known as sleeping sickness