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Mount Kilamanjaro
tallest mountain in Africa...located in Tanzania
Sahara Desert
largest desert in the world covering most of northern Africa
Sahel
Dry grassy area south of the Sahara Desert extends from Senegal to the Sudan
Niger River
River that flows from western Africa into the Gulf of Guinea
Zambezi River
river in southern Africa where the Roman army defeated the Carthaginian Army
Great Rift Valley
series of cliffs and canyons caused by powerful prehistoric earthquakes
Red Sea
narrow sea between Arabia and northeastern Africa
Ethiopia
country in eastern Africa
Kush
ancient kingdom in northeastern Africa conquered by Egypt and later regained independence
Akusum
A powerful African kingdom and trading center located in what is today Ethiopia
Ghana
empire located at the southwestern edge of the Sahara Desert..still a present day country
Mali
African Empire that flourished between 1200's and 1400's is still a country today
Timbuktu
trade and cultural center of the Songhai empier in the 1400's a present day town in Mali
Songhai
seaport village in Mozambique...important trading center for gold miners
Morocco
country in northwestern Africa on the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean Sea
Mombasa
important Swahili city-state and trading center...the main port of Kenya on the Indian Ocean
Mogadishu
coastal city that dominated the African gold trade....is present day capital of Somalia
Zanzibar
important Swahili city-state and trading center an island port in Tanzania on the Indian Ocean
Great Zimbabwe
city in southern Africa that rose to power through gold mining and trading
Sofala
important seaport village in eastern Mozambique important trading center for the gold miners of the Great Zimbabwe
Savanna
broad grassy plain...few trees
supply
in economics, the available quantity of a good, product, or resource
demand
in economics, people's desire for a particular item
griot
oral historian and musician
Queen Amanishakhete
Queen of Kush whose lavish tomb at Meroe reflects the richness of the Kingdom of Kush
Lalibela
Zagwe king who ruled Ethiopia
Sunjata
King of Mali who conquered all of Ghana
Mana Musa
Emperor of Mali when the kingdom was at its peak of wealth and power