Vocabulary and Identifications
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1. Buddhism-a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
2. Hinduism-a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion.
3. Islam-the religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.
4. Sikhism-a monotheistic religion founded in Punjab in the 15th century by Guru Nanak.
5. Silk Road-an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay
6. Savana-a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
7. Kingdom of Axum-The Kingdom of Aksum or Axum, also known as the Aksumite Empire, was an important trading nation
8. Bantu-the group of languages spoken by the Bantu peoples.
9. Subsistence Farming-farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing
10. Mansa Musa-Musa I, was the tenth Mansa, which translates as "King of Kings" or "Emperor", of the wealthy Malian Empire.
11. Ibn Battuta-Ibn Baṭūṭah, or simply Ibn Battuta, was a Moroccan explorer of Berber descent. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands.
12. Matrilineal-of or based on kinship with the mother or the female line.
13. Patrilineal-of, relating to, or based on relationship to the father or descent through the male line.
14. Griot-a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa.
15. Dowry-property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage.
16. Marco Polo-Polo: Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan
17. Wu Zhao-Wu Zetian, also known as Wu Zhao, Wu Hou, in Tang Dynasty, Tian Hou, and in English as…