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mod1 Module 4 Lesson 2 - The Culture of the Kingdom of Songhay & Slavery in Ancient West African Society - Glossary
Word Definition
slave

a person who is the property of another and must do as he/she commands.

slavery

the keeping of slaves.

treaty

an agreement between two or more countries, states or kingdoms covering the terms of trade or peace.

  plantation

a large farm where crops are raised.

  generation

the term of years, roughly 30 among human beings, accepted as the average period between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring

  merchant

a person who sells goods to others.

  famine

extreme lack of food in a country or region.

  orphan

a child whose parents are dead.

  quarrel

an angry argument or disagreement.

  raid

a surprise attack into another region to seize goods or valuables.

  captive

a person held by physical force.

  Tuareg

a Berber speaking member of the Muslim people of the Sahara.

  Mossi

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

  Fulani

a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of mixed African and Mediterranean ancestry, scattered through West Africa from Senegal to Cameroon.

  Malinke

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

  Soninke

people who lived in present day Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mauritania; founders of the kingdom of Ghana.