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  • 1. USI.4c: European Exploration West Africa
  • 2. Essential KnowledgeGhana, Mali, and Songhai each dominated West Africa in turn from 300 to 1600 A.D.African people and African goods played an important role in increasing European interest in world resources.
  • 3. Key WordsMali: “where the king resides”Mansa Musa: the King of Mali who ruled from 1312 A.D. to 1332 A.D.Ghana: means kingTimbuktu: the capital of Mali that became a great center of learning
  • 4. West African kingdomsGhana, Mali, and Songhai dominated West Africa one after another from 300 to 1600 A.D.
  • 5. West African kingdoms Ghana, Mali, and Songhai were located in the western region of Africa, south of the Sahara Desert, near the Niger River.
  • 6. West African kingdomsGhana, Mali, and Songhai became powerful by controlling trade in West Africa.The Portuguese carried goods from Europe to West African empires trading metals, cloth, and other manufactured goods for gold.