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Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World

Lesson G: Avenues of Change in Africa

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
Bantu speakers of a related group of languages, who, beginning about 1 CE, migrated from West Africa into Southern Africa
colonialism the establishment of a colony in a territory or settlement by people from another land
equator the imaginary line of latitude that circles the earth at its widest point
intermarriage a marriage between a man and woman who have chosen to cross over religious boundaries, ethnic/cultural boundaries, racial boundaries, or class boundaries
oral histories information obtained usually by storytelling with persons whose experiences and memories have a special significance; stories not written down
Swahili African language, found mostly in east Africa


Directions: Practice using these key terms.


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