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AP World History - CH 8 - Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E. - 1100 C.E. The Silk

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One of the earliest Christian kingdoms, situated in eastern Anatolia and the western Caucasus and occupied by speakers of the Armenian language.Armenia
Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages.Bantu
East African highland nation lying east of the Nile River. (See also Menelik II; Selassie, Haile.)Ethiopia
First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E. Also the modern West African country once known as the Gold Coast.Ghana
Historians' term for a literate, well-institutionalized complex of religious and social beliefs and practices adhered to by diverse societies over a broad geographical area. (See also "small traditions.")"great traditions
In premodern times, a network of seaports, trade routes, and maritime culture linking countries on the rim of the Indian Ocean from Africa to Indonesia.Indian Ocean Maritime System
Iranian ruling dynasty between ca. 250 B.C.E. and 226 C.E.Parthians
Belt south of the Sahara; literally "coastland" in Arabic.Sahel
Tropical or subtropical grassland, either treeless or with occasional clumps of trees. Most extensive in sub-Saharan Africa but also present in South America.savanna
Caravan routes connecting China and the Middle East across Central Asia and Iran.Silk Road
Historians' term for a localized, usually nonliterate, set of customs and beliefs adhered to by a single society, often in conjunction with a "great tradition."small traditions
Treeless plains, especially the high, flat expanses of northern Eurasia, which usually have little rain and are covered with coarse grass. They are good lands for nomads and their herds. Living on the steppes promoted the breeding of horses and the development of military skills that were essential to the rise of the Mongol Empire.steppes
Device for securing a horseman's feet, enabling him to wield weapons more effectively. First evidence of the use of stirrups was among the Kushan people of northern Afghanistan in approximately the first century C.E.stirrup
Portion of the African continent lying south of the Sahara.sub-Saharan Africa
Trading network linking North Africa with sub-Saharan Africa across the Sahara.trans-Saharan caravan routes
High-precipitation forest zones of the Americas, Africa, and Asia lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.tropical rain forest
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