Africa Unit test

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Term  
Definition

1800-1880s

the exploration period of Africa commenced during these years

Afrocentrism

states that the roots of civilization date back to Africa 4.5 million years ago. From there, hominids spread throughout the world but originally came from Africa

Assimilation

process of becoming part of another culture

Axum

300CE-700CE early civ.; traders; Christian

Bantu

term referring to the black Africans

Bartholemeu Diaz

Portuguise explorer, discovered that Africa had a bottom

Berlin Conference

A meeting from 1884-1885 at which representatives of European nations agreed on rules colonization of Africa

Britain

country(s) that used indirect rule

canopy

the dense, top layer of foliage in the rainforest

Christianity

unsuccessful in converting all of Africa into this religion

city state

a city and possibly the surrounding agricultural area that is also an independent political unit

civilization

sedentary; agricultural; government; religion

Colonial Period

1885-1960s; period of time in which occupation was easy

Colonialism

Attempt by a country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory.

Congo

river that flows from the DRC and empties into the Atlantic

David Livingstone

1813-1873; British explorer in 1850. believed in civilization, christianity, and commerce in Africa

decolonization

took place in 1960s where European powers began leaving Africa

desert

extreme temps; very dry; no vegetation; sparse population

desertification

the process of turning fertile land into a desert

Direct rule

governing Africa from homeland; goal: to create Black Europeans; European law/language/tradition; Black Europeans are inferior;; Europeans and Africans have a confrontational relationship (force); lots of Europeans in colonies