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UNIT 6: Order and Early Societies

UNIT AUDIO GLOSSARY

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al-Bakri Audio Pronunciation of al-Bakri
Eleventh-century Muslim geographer who described the kingdom of Ghana.

Andalusians Audio Pronunciation of Andalusians
People who live in the Andalusia region of southern Spain, from the traditional name al-Andalus.

Chichén Itzá Audio Pronunciation of Chichén Itzá
Mayan palace archaeological site.

Copan Audio Pronunciation of Copan
Mayan palace archaeological site.

Fatimid Audio Pronunciation of Fatimid
Muslim dynasty in Egypt and North Africa, 909 - 1171 CE.

Hongshan Audio Pronunciation of Hongshan
Neolithic site in northern China.

Ibn Khaldun Audio Pronunciation of Ibn Khaldun
North African Muslim historian, 1332 - 1406.

Igbo-Ukwu  Audio Pronunciation of Igbo-Ukwu
Ancient archaeological complex in modern-day Nigeria with sites related to ancestors of the modern Ibo.

Jenne Jeno Audio Pronunciation of Jenne Jeno
Ancient city in sub-Saharan Africa active around 250 BCE.

Lothal Audio Pronunciation of Lothal
Ancient trading port in South Asia active in the second millenium BCE.

Popul Vuh Audio Pronunciation of Popul Vuh
Sacred book of the Maya.

Quiche Audio Pronunciation of Quiche
Dialect of Mayan language.

Songhay Audio Pronunciation of Songhay
Last of the three great empires in the western Sudan from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries.

Sumer Audio Pronunciation of Sumer
Ancient city-state in Mesopotamia which saw the invention of cuneiform writing about 3500 BCE.

Tikal Audio Pronunciation of Tikal
Mayan palace archaeological site.

Tuaregs Audio Pronunciation of Tuaregs
Nomadic tribal group who guided much of the trade in the Sahara.

Umayyad Audio Pronunciation of Umayyad
First Muslim dynasty, 661 - 750 CE; capital was Damascus.

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