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The vocabulary list is based, in part, on the key term words in Unit 2 The Growth of Islam and Unit 3 Sub-Saharan Africa in the textbook "Across the Centuries" by Houghton Mifflin Publishers. The vocabulary list can be used as a starting point for research and key term quizzes.


Africa

  • savanna
  • sahel
  • delta
  • matrilineal
  • patrilineal
  • Ibn Battuta
  • salt
  • gold
  • diviner
  • ancestor worship
  • kinship
  • griot
  • Niger River
  • Timbuktu
  • Niani
  • migrate
  • age set
  • Bantu
  • iron
  • oral tradition
  • malaria
  • Portugese
  • Indian Ocean trade routes
  • Arabia
  • Ceylon
  • East Indies
  • India
  • Venice
  • Europe
  • China
Islam
 
  • oasis
  • nomads
  • Bedouins
  • Tuareg warriors
  • tribe
  • idol
  • bazaar
  • pilgrimage (Hajj)
  • camel caravans
  • Petra
  • Berbers
  • Koran (Qur'an)
  • monotheism
  • Islam
  • Muslim
  • Baghdad
  • Sunna
  • Five pillars of Islam
  • Medina
  • Mecca
  • Muhammad
  • House of Wisdom
  • arabesque
  • Silk Road
  • spices
  • tessellation
  • arabesque
  • calligraphy
  • algebra
  • council
  • caliph
  • Shiite
  • Sunni
  • Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • mosque
  • ablution pool
  • arcade
  • courtyard
  • dome
  • mihrab
  • minbar
  • minaret
  • muqarna
  • portico
  • faction