West African Trade System
Updated: 1/16/2020
West African Trade System
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  • The Wangarans were people who lived south of Ghana, and they had a lot of gold.
  • The West Africans mined salt (the salt mines were in the north), but also had resources like grains, and leather.
  • The West Africans used camels as a way of transportation for them.
  • The two groups would trade at a river, near Ghana. It was a silent trade or barter.
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  • This was good, because it kept the secret of where the Wangaran's gold was.
  • This was also good because then the West Africans got some gold, and got wealthy.
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