SONGHAI

Nalia Crute

Years of kingdom:

1464-1591

Ruler of kingdom:

Askia Muhammad

Major Resources

Gold, salt, and luxury goods

Why was the kingdom important and/ or successful?

  • The city of Timbuktu became am important city of trade and education during the Songhai Empire
  • They were very organized, had lots of government control, had organized laws and was standard, the people most likely did not have a whole lot of individual freedom
  • Sunni Ali became a legendary folklore. He was often portrayed as having magical powers and was known as Sunni Ali the Great.

Interesting facts

If a prisoner of war had already converted to Islam before being captured, they could not be sold as a slave