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Bantu
Family of closely related African languages
African
Oral tradition
poems, songs, and stories passed by word of mouth from one generation to another
generation
matrilineal
Describes a society in which people trace their ancestors and inherited property through their mothers rather than through their fathers
mothers
The Sahara
enormous desert covers about 1/4 of the African continent
1/4
Mayan
one of the most adavanced early people in the Americas, occupying most of the Yucatan peninsula
Yucatan peninsula
Aztec
Wandering warriors who gradually came to rule Central Mexico
warriors
Incas
Civilization in the Andes mountains in South America that by the end of the 1400s included much of what is now Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile
Andes
heresy
Opinion that conflicts with official church beliefs
opinion
excommunication
Official edict that bars a person from church membership
edict
czar
Title taken by Ivan the terrible; Russian for "caesar"
terrible
mosaic
Picture or design made from small pieces of enamel, glass or stone
design
dowry
Money or goods a wife brings to a marriage
goods
icon
Holy picture of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, or a saint
Holy
imams
Spiritual leaders who according to some Shi'ah Muslims should be direct descendants of Muhammad
leaders
mosques
Muslim places of worship
worship