The songhai empire dominated the western sahel in the 15th and 16th century at its peak the empire was one of the largest in both islamic and african history. Songhai empire songhai had two extrodinary leaders both of them were muslims there names were sunni ali and askia muhammad sunni ali rule began in 1464 and lasted. The songhay empire (1468-1591), also written as songhai, was an empire in west africa centred on the niger river it was one of the largest and most advanced states of its time timbuktu, then in its golden age, was larger than london the three main empires of west africa and when. See the glog the songhai empire: architecture, art, culture, economy, empire, en, songhai, technology, the, world | glogster edu - interactive multimedia posters. Songhai: songhai, ethnolinguistic group having more than three million members who inhabit the area of the great bend in the niger river in mali, extending from lake debo through niger to the mouth of the sokoto river in nigeria some nomadic songhai groups live in mali, niger, and southeastern. Get information, facts, and pictures about songhai at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about songhai easy with credible articles from our free, online encyclopedia and dictionary.
Information foundation: 1447-1586 (t91-t132) capital: timbuktu religion: islam by rob pierce description this african empire controlled most of the upper niger river valley for most of it's history. Songhay - introduction, location, language, folklore, religion, major holidays, rites of passage japan to mali. During the latter half of the 14th century, the songhai state slowly eclipsed the mali empire one by one, the songhai seized neighboring territories until it, too, became an empire it dominated a portion of northwestern africa for the next 200 years the songhai empire fell in 1591 after years. The factor that contributed to the fall of the songhai empire was a civil war that erupted in 1591 this led to a moroccan invasion of the medieval west african. This lesson examines the reasons why the songhai empire collapsed after arising as one of the most powerful and wealthy empires in the west africa. Songhai (songhay) empire was an empire that arose on the collapse of the mali empire, in the western sudan it restored the stability of the trans-saharan trade.
By: leif henrickson, alyssa lovelace, casey brady, and morgan logue the kingdom of songhai geographer historian economist anthropologist the songhai empire/kingdom was in africa in north west of nigeria but moved up to west of sudan. Songhai empire: songhai empire, , great trading state of west africa (fl 15th-16th century), centred on the middle reaches of the niger river in what is now central mali and eventually extending west to the atlantic coast and east into niger and nigeria though the songhai people are said to. ^^^^this was the same empire that built the ancient city of timbuktu, the first university in the world with black scholars - and later conquered southern europe in conjunction with arabs, and ruled southern europe for more than 500 years.
The songhai empire was the largest empire in the history of western sudan it grew from the small state of gao, which was founded between 500 and 700 ad. Songhai emerged from the mali empire the songhai empire, was a songhai state located in western africa from the mid-15th to the late 16th century, songhai was one of the largest islamic empires in history he encouraged and had a bureaucratic government the songhai city of timbuktu became a. Geography the songhai empire is located in the west african empire, ad 1500 it is also on the niger river near gao rainforest, niger river, sahara desert, and the grasses of the savanna are some of the landforms found on the songhai empire.
Songhai empire questions including why did the kingdom of nubia prosper and who brought the songhai empire to the height of its power making it the largest in the history of west africa. Trade in the songhai was very important to the rulers and the people they relied upon it for the empire's prosperity two major cities, timbuktu and gao, were major hubs for trade, and helped the empire grow timbuktu was a massive city that had a population of 50,000 and a hub for learning and. Explore the fall of civilizations through four examples: the ancient maya, mesopotamia, the anasazi, and the medieval african empires of mali and songhai learn about important concepts in archeology such as interpreting evidence and dating artifacts in a web-based activity, search for clues to.
Apwh project a brief 5 minute summary about the songhai empire song: lea malelala, from the lion king soundtrack. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Songhai definition, a member of a group of peoples living along the niger river in the area of timbuktu and gao in mali and in adjacent areas of niger and burkina faso see more. The songhai empire (also transliterated as songhay) was a state that dominated the western sahel in the 15th and 16th century at its peak, it was one of the largest states in african history. The songhai empire was the largest and last of the three major pre-colonial empires to emerge in west africa from its capital at gao on the niger river, songhai expanded in all directions until it stretched from the atlantic ocean (modern senegal and gambia) to what is now northwest nigeria and.