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Who banded together to form Ghana?
Soninke
What were most often traded in Ghana?
Salt, gold
Why did people need those goods?
Gold for its beauty, salt because you need it to survive.
What is silent bartering?
Trading without ever seeing the person you're trading with.
Who controlled the trade in Ghana?
Leaders and military controlled trade.
T/F: Traders AND regular people had to pay special taxes that went to the government.
True as the fact that you're reading this unamused. :P
Who was Tunka Manin?
He was a leader that Ghana reached its height under.
What were three factors that caused the fall of Ghana?
Overgrazing: Invaders, called the Almoravids, brought herds of animals; the animals ate grass and exposed the sand.
Invasion: Almoravids invaded Ghana.
Interal Rebellion: People in Ghana, farmers, began to turn against Ghana.
Why did leaders ban everyone from having gold nuggets?
It was so that the gold wouldn't devalue.
Who was Ibn Battutah?
A writer who described West Africa AND other Muslim areas.
3 Factors in Songhai's fall?
Moroccoan weapons, attacked and looted Timbuktu and Gao, changes in trade patterns
What is oral history?
A spoken record of past events
who are Griots?
West African storytellers
what are Proverbs?
short sayings of wisdom or truth
what are Epics
long poems about kingdoms &
what are epics collected in?
the Dausi and the Sundiata
What is the Dausi
The History of Ghana
What is the Sundiata
the history of Mali and the first ruler Sundiata
who was Al-Masudi
first person to write about Africa> he also was an Arab scholar
Abu Ubayd al-Bakri
wrote stories about west African kingdoms
Ibn Battuah
most famous person to write about Africa. He descibed most of the muslim world
scriptures were made out of(MATERIALS)
grass wood and brass
True or false african art inspired European art
True
What is Kente
a hand woven brightly colored fabric only worn by kings and Queens
Who was Sundiata and what did he do?
Sundiata was the first ruler of Mali,he took over Ghana, introduced cotton, and took over trade routes
Who were Mansas
politica and religious leaders
who was mansa musa
mansa musa was the most famous leader, he was a musilm,and he went on a hajj
Reigion in Mali
Islam
what happened to gold
Mansa Musa gave so much gold to people, that the value decreased.
T or F, mansa musa liked education and religion
true
Who was Sunni Ali
first ruler of songhai
what religions did s a participate in
Islam and all local religions
who was askia the great
famous songhai ruler
did askia want religion and education in songhai
yes
Who was Sunni Ali
first ruler of songhai
what religions did s a participate in
Islam and all local religions
who was askia the great
famous songhai ruler
did askia want religion and education in songhai
yes