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Gold and salt
major trade items of the West African kingdoms of Mali, Ghana and Songhai
Griot
storyteller and historian
Sahel
Dry strip along desert's edge (Sahara)
"Coastline of the Desert"
Matrilineal
tracing one's ancestry through the mother
Patrilineal
tracing one's ancestry through the father
Nok
early culture of West Africa known for making and using iron.
SAvanna
broad strip of grassland south of the Sahara. Most people lived there due to water, hunting & farming
Sundiata
1st leader of the Mali kingdom
Jenne-jeno
an early city of West Africa
Delta
a triangular-shaped land form at the mouth of a river(Niger River Delta)
Proverb
a short saying that expresses a well-known truith and often teaches a lesson.
Ghana
Mali
Songhai
Three large West African kingdoms. The modern countries are not located in the same place.
Mansa Musa
a king of Mali who made a famous Hajj.
Akan naming traditions
based on the name of the day of the week on which you were born.