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Define lineage.
The members believe that they are descendants of a common ancestor.
Define stateless societies.
Lineage groups took place of a ruler or king. There was no centralized system of power.
Define lineage.
The members believe that they are descendants of a common ancestor.
Define stateless societies.
Lineage groups took place of a ruler or king. There was no centralized system of power.
Define patrilineal.
Members of a lineage that trace their ancestors through their father.
Define matrilineal.
Members of a lineage that trace their ancestors through their mother.
Define Maghrib.
The part of North Africa that is today the Mediterranean coast of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.
Define Almoravids.
A strict religious brotherhood that followed Ibn Yasin's teachings.(Muslim)
Define Almohads.
A group that seized power of the Almoravids. (Muslim)
Define Ghana.
Ghana was a kingdom, and its rulers were growing rich by taxing goods that traders carried through their territory.
Define Mali.
The kingdom of Mali lied south of Ghana.
Define Sundiata.
Mali's first great leader came to power by crushing a cruel and unpopular leader.
Define Mansa Musa.
A Muslim ruler who supported the spread of the Muslim religion.
Define Ibn Battuta.
A traveler and historian from Morocco.
Define Songhai.
A people who controlled the east. They built a huge army.
Define Hausa.
A group of people named after the language they spoke. They lived in city-states.
Define Yoruba.
Another group that spoke a common language who lived in city-states in the savanna.
Define Benin.
A kingdom that lived the forest.
Define Swahili.
A Bantu and Arabic blended language.
Define Great Zimbabwe.
A city established by the Shona people that grew from the gold trade.
Define Mutapa Empire.
An empire that conquered all of modern day Zimbabwe. They lived off of gold.