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Bantu
A family of languages spoken in many parts of Africa
Village
the basic social and economic unit in early Africa
Meroe
Following the Assyrian invasion, the kingdom of Kush was reorganized around a new capital at ___________
Aksum
The rival state of Kush that took over control of the Red Sea trade routes into Egypt and the African interior as Kush declined
trade
The economy of the early societies in East Africa was based on _______
Swahili
Many East Africans were bound together by a culture based on trade and this language
gold
A major export from central Africa...mined along the Zambezi
Ghana, Mali, and Songhay
The 3 most important societies that developed in West Africa between Lake Chad and the Atlantic Ocean
Timbuktu
a capital of the West African kingdom of Mali...an important center of Muslim learning
Mississippi
Amazon
Worlds greatest river systems...North America.....South America
Asia
Original inhabitants of the Americas migrated from
Bering Strait
How people got from Asia to America
Olmec, Toltec, Aztec
in Mexico
Maya
in Central America
Inca
in the Andes in South America
adobe
sun-dried brick used by the Pueblo to build dwellings
linguist
Scholar who studies languages
Chinampas
Floating artificial island on which Aztecs farmed
quipu
kind of knotted string developed by the Inca to keep records and to assist the memory
Savanna
Vast area of relatively dry grasslands
Matrilineal
Type of society that traces ancestors through mothers rather than through fathers
Jungle
Thick growth of plants found in a tropical rain forest
Tepees
cone-shaped tents made out of Buffalo hides by the Plains People