West African Empires

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Ghana 11th century

Political - The people of Ghana were ruled by a king.

Economic - The economy was run off of the trade of salt and gold.

Social - The people of Ghana settled along the Niger river.

Religion - The Ghana peoples religion was animist.

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Mali 14th century

Political - The people of Mali were also ruled by a king.

Economic - Traded a lot but was famous from Mansa Musa.

Social - They settled along the Niger river.

Religion - The Mali people were Muslims.

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Songhai 15th century

Political - The Songhai people were ruled by a king.

Economic - Songhai made most of it money thru salt mines.

Social - male dominated and the biggest of the three empires.

Religion - The Songhai people were mostly Muslims but their were a few animist.