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Ghana Empire Mauritania 900 - 1240 340
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mali Empire Mali 1235 - 1610 375
 
Songhai
 
 
 
 
 
 
Songhai Empire Niger 1340 - 1591 251
   
Kingdom of Nri Nigeria 1043 - 1911 868
 
Kanem-Bornu Kingdom Nigeria 1075 - 1846 771
 
Benin Kingdom Nigeria 1180 - 1897 717
 
Bornu Nigeria 1376 - 1893 517
 
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Portuguese Cape Verde
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1456 Cape Verde discovered by Alvise Cadamosto
1462 - 1770 308 Ribeira Grande Cidade Velha
1770 - 1975 205 Praia
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Hodh region of Mauritania becomes desert.
   
1300 - 1700s 400s Chinguetti Mosque Mauritania
 
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Senegal
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Senegal. From Gaabu. Eclipsed by Kaolack
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Portuguese Guinea
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Mali Empire
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Keita
Niani, Kaba, Mali. Mandinka empire founded by Sundiata Keita.
Mali Empire
1235 - 1610
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Sundiata Keita semihistorical founder of Mali Empire
Mali Empire
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? 1492 Sunni Ali Ber
1492 death of Sunni Ali Ber left a leadership void in Songhai Empire, Mali & his son was soon dethroned by Mamadou Toure who ascended throne in 1492 under name Askia (meaning "general") Muhammad. Askia Muhammad made Songhai largest empire in history of West Africa. empire went into decline, however, after 1528, when nowblind Askia Muhammad was dethroned by his son, Askia Musa.
? 1347 Mansa Musa, King of Mali Empire while it was source of almost half world's gold.
Mali Empire expands westward & conquers Tekrur.
 
1330 University of Timbuktu
1591 Decline of Songhay afer defeat by Moroccans
Songhai
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Askiya
1493 - 1591 98
Gao, Niger. Islamic_Flag L Songhai of Songhai Empire West Africa 1500 1.4M KM 1550 800K KM Former vassal of Mali Empire which became one of largest African empires in history.
1327 Djinguereber Mosque Mali
@ Gao, Niger. 1500 1.4M KM 1550 800K KM
1493 1582 89 Expansion

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Ghana Empire
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1076 Ghana Empire is attacked by Almoravids, who sack capital of Koumbi Saleh, ending rule of king Tunka Manin
Ghana Empire
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Ghana Empire
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1224 Decline of Ghana Kingdom
Mankessim
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IgboUkwu
Odinanim religion, Igbo Language
Post Eri Period
1043 - 1936
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1043 - 89 46 Eze Nri Ìfikuánim
Hausa found several citystates in south of modern Niger.
KanemBornu expands southward into modern Nigeria.
first of seven Hausa citystates are founded in Nigeria.
Tuareg migrate to Aïr region, Niger.
1159 - 1259 100 Eze Nri Buífè Obeago Unified Ọfọ N’alọ Agukwu & Diodo
1260 - 99 39 Eze Nri omalo Uruoji
1462 Sonni Ali Ber, ruler of Songhai (or Songhay) Empire, along Niger River, conquered Mali in central Sudan by defeating Tuareg contingent at Tombouctou (or Timbuktu) & capturing city. He developed both his own capital, Gao, & main centres of Mali, Timbuktu & Djenné, into major cities. Ali Ber controlled trade along Niger River with a navy of war vessels.
1400s - 1960s 560s Great Kano Mosque Nigeria
 
IleIbinu, Nigeria. Edo
     
Ngazargamu, Nigeria. & Chad, Niger, Cameroon. Islamic_Flag #5M 1892. 1800 50K KM 1892 129.5 K KM Continuation of Kanem Empire
Ngazargamu, Nigeria. & Chad, Niger, Cameroon. Islamic_Flag #5M 1892. 1800 50K KM 1892 129.5 K KM Continuation of Kanem Empire
       
Southwestern Nigeria OyoIle
       
Yoruba
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West Africa