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the part of Africa south of the Sahara
migration of a people group who used a family of languages that became known as the Bantu language
province of Egypt that eventually won independence from Egypt.
Kush eventually fell to a kingdom to its south and east known as Aksum
The Aksum Kingdom’s conversion to Christianity was believed to be the work of a Syrian Christian named Frumentius.
the earliest evidence for civilization in West Africa.
Djeno- perhaps the oldest city in West Africa.
marriage of a husband to more than one wife
He conquered Alexander the Great’s disorganized kingdoms in the north after his death and created the first strong empire of India- the Mauryan Empire.
The most famous of the Mauryan rulers was Chandragupta’s grandson Asoka.
Fourth- century Indian empire under which India had perhaps its greatest era of prosperity and achievement.
The foremost Indian poet and dramatist of this period (Gupta Empire)
“First Emperor of the Qin,” was the first to unite the provinces of China under one strong centralized government.
The most famous ruler of the Han Dynasty.
“Chinese Peace” established by the Han Dynasty.
a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. Its purpose is protecting the emperor in his afterlife.
Man who founded the religion Confucianism that is based on relationships.
religion founded by Siddhartha Guatama (Budha); a religion built on the Four Noble Truths.
Indian religion that has no formal statement of doctrine but is based on the Vedas and Upanishads; serves as a unifying influence in India’s diverse society.

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