Trans-Sahara Trade Relationship

By Kaden Keller

Trade Relationship

The West and the North Africa became good trade partners because the North had salt, but not much gold and the West had gold, but not much salt. Since they wanted what the others had they had good trading. They traded across the Sahara Desert by using camels. Some of the people in the North called Berbers, spoke Arabic, raised camels, and practiced Islam (their religion). Since the Berbers were trading with the West, the West started to speak Arabic and practice Islam.