Eastafrica

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Eastafrica

  1. 1. Kingdoms of East Africa and Society in Africa
  2. 2.  Located southeast of NubiaAxum  Spoke a unique language called Geez (blending of African and Jewish cultures)  Traded with Asia and Europe  Ivory, gold, slaves, animal skins, cotton, spices, stones  Converted to Christianity  Problems with Muslims from North Africa
  3. 3. Ethiopia Expanded from Axum- same location Christian  Practice some Jewish holidays b/c Ethiopian kings descended from King Solomon (a Jew from the Bible)  Ethiopian book called The Glory of the Kings King Lalibela-  Built 11 awesome churches carved from ground level down into the rock Also spoke the ancient Geez Language
  4. 4. Trade shapes Swahili  New culture  Blend of East African and Arabic Cultures/Languages  Swahili means “of the coast”
  5. 5. Great Zimbabwe Located on Limpopo River Means “stone houses” Beads from India and porcelain from China were found in Zimbabwe showing that Zimbabwe traded with the far east Skilled in jewelry making and cloth weaving Decline  Population too large?  Traders from Portugal in search of gold?
  6. 6. Family Patterns
  7. 7. Government
  8. 8. Religious Beliefs
  9. 9. Art and Literature

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