Ghana

Ghana
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  •   Ghana was one of the first of the medieval trading empires  
  • The region lies just south of the Sahara Desert and is mostly savanna grasslands. Major rivers in the region such as the Gambia River, Senegal River, and the Niger River served as the means of transportation and trade.   
  •    Empire of Ancient Ghana. The Empire of Ghana was located in Western Africa in what is today the countries of Mauritania, Senegal, and Mali. The region lies just south of the Sahara Desert and is mostly savanna grasslands.
  • Ghana was combined in the kingdom of Mali in 1240 marking the end of the Ghana Empire. A tradition in historiography maintains that Ghana fell when it was sacked by the Almoravid movement in 1076–77, although Ghanaian's resisted attack for a decade.
  • There were many different jobs in ancient Ghana. Most women did not work, they mostly took care of their children at home  Men in Ghana had to be tool makers, tradesmen, farmers, or service in the military (If they weren't slaves).  
  • Most of what we know about ancient Ghana which is more accurately called Wagadugu, is based on writings of Arab travelers who came in contact with the nation's peoples. "Ghana" was actually the title given to Wagadugu kings and was used by the Islamic "reporters" to describe the rich and mysterious place
  • The languages spoken in ancient Ghana were Soninke and Mande. There were traditional religions that were practiced but Islam greatly spread throughout Ghana and influenced the culture of ancient Ghana.
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