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mod1 Module 3 Lesson 1 - The Rise and Fall of the Kingdom of Mali - Glossary
Word Definition
sacred

holy

Kangaba

the sacred city of the Kingdom of Mali

caste

a social group separated from others by their special skills or wealth; social classes

  Bambuk

a major goldfield located between the Senegal and the Faleme rivers.

  Bure

a major goldfield located near the upper Niger river

  Akan

people who speak the Akan language and live in the southern regions of Ghana

  dyula

or trader.

  tribute

a payment by one ruler to another as a result of defeat; tax

  pilgrimage

a journey to a sacred or holy place

  Wangara

mining city in Mali

  Mandinka

a member of an agricultural people living in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Ivory Coast; also called Malinke or Mandingo.

  calabash

a fruit or gourd shaped in the form of a large ball.

  province

a region or territory of a country managed by a trusted official of the king or ruler.

  ferba

a governor that managed a province in the Kingdom of Mali.

  mochrifs

a inspector of an important town in the Kingdom of Mali who collected taxes at every marketplace.

  hajj

a journey by a Muslim to their holy city Mecca.

  fama

a ruler of a town who inherited his position.

  inherit

to receive a title or job from an ancestor.

  kafu

a walled town inhabited by several thousand people.

  cowrie shell

a large or small sea snail.

  Mossi

people who lived below Gao and founded the Kingdom of Songhay.

  Tajura

a city in Libya near Tripoli.

  Sakura

a freed slave who ruled the kingdom of Mali from 1298 to 1308 C.E.

  Abu Baker

the Grandson of kingdom of Mali ruler, Suditata.

  Wati

the Brother of Mansa Wali Uli; ruled the kingdom of Mali for a short time.

  Khalifa

the Brother of Mansa Wali Uli; ruled the kingdom of Mali for a short time.

  Mansa Wali Uli

the son of Sundiata Keita; ruled the kingdom of Mali from 1260 to 1270 CE.

  Sunidata Keita

the founder of the kingdom of Mali; ruled from 1230 to 1255 CE.

 

Mansa Bamandana

the king of Mali during the time when it was a small kingdom (around 1050 CE) and had not yet conquered Ghana.

  Sumanguru

the evil king of the kingdom of Ghana.

  Almoravids

a group of people from North Africa who eventually conquered Ghana.

  Maghan Kon Fatta

the father of Sunidata Keita and king of the Mandinka people.

  Sogolon-Djata

the birthplace of Sunidata Keita.