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an arab ship
diplomat
a person skilled in developing treaties between nations.
junk
a chinese wooden boat with four-sided sails
lateen sail
a triangle-shaped sail that allows a ship to travel into the wind
monsoon
strong seasonal winds in the Indian Ocean
Swahili
a people and a language of East Africa
doge
a leader in the Italian city-state
Greek fire
a chemical mixture, used by the Byzantine navy, that caught fire when water hit it.
embargo
a ban on trade
Hansa
a group of northern European merchants who worked together to protect themselves
saga
an adventure story about the brave deeds of people
territorial expansion
the adding of new lands
archipelago
a chain of islands
atoll
an island formed from a coral reef
lagoon
a small body of water found in the center of an atoll
outrigger
a wooded frame placed on the side of a boat or canoe to keep the craft steady in rough seas.
star path
the way stars seems to move because of the Earth's rotation