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Glossary of Chapter 7 History Vocabulary

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Savannas
Vast grasslands dotted with trees
Bantu languages
Niger - Korodofianian group of languages spoken in south Africa
Tsetse fly
Carries the sleeping sickness
Oral traditions
stories, songs, poems. Things that maintain a cultures history
Griots
Oral historians
Kush
South of the Nile vally, formaly Nubians, Conqured Egypt
Aksum
ancient kingdom in what is now Ethiopia
Piankhi
The kashite ruler conquered Memphis
Stela
Carved stone pillars used to record history
Ezana
Converted into Christianity, laid foundation of Ethiopia Church and collected tribute
Trans-Saharant trade
Trade routes that connected N&W Africa so goods could be sent across the Sarah Desert
Carthaginian Empire
Northern African Empire. Very dependent on trade
Roman North Africa
When North Africa Was under Roman Rule.
Baal Hammon
Most important God of the Carthiginians
Tanit
Most important Goddess of the Carthiginians
Coptic Church
Christian church that arose in Egypt later on split from the Roman catholic church
Aurelius Augustinus
Father of the Christian doctrine - St. Augustine of Hippo
Nok culture
Large scale state in West Africa formed in A.D. 300's
Ghana
Best known large - scale states in West Africa
Ethiopia
Strong kingdom emerging in high ends of North East Africa
Tunka Manin
Most powerful of the Ghania Rulers
Proto-Bantu
The "Parent" of all the Banta languages
Iobola
"Bridewealth" a payment of cattle a man gives to his brides family

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