Africa kingdoms

African Empires By: Riley Despathy, period 1

By RileyD
  • 500

    Hausa Empire

    Hausa Empire
    500's-1800's
    Located in Northern Nigeria, Northwestern Niger. Hausa claim that their founder, Bayajidda, came from the east in an effort to escape his father. There was an Islamic presence in Hausaland as early as the 11th century.
  • Period: 500 to

    African Empires

  • Mar 28, 830

    Ghana Empire

    Ghana Empire
    830-1235 AD
    Ghana is located in the southeastern Mauritania and western Mali. Religion was at the core of Ghana society.The main exports are gold, ivory and salt.
  • Mar 28, 960

    Kilwa Empire

    Kilwa Empire
    960-1505 AD
    The Kilwa Empire was part of a larger empire built by the Iranian Bazrangids. It became an independent geopolitical entity after Ardashir I of the Sassanid Empire conquered its parent Bazrangi state in southern Persia in AD 224. Emperor Ardashir's successor, Shapur I, annexed the southern shores of the Persian Gulf, as well as the region of Muscat on the Indian Ocean.
  • Mar 28, 1220

    Great Zimbabwe Empire

    Great Zimbabwe Empire
    1220-1450 AD
    Located in modern Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is the modern name issued to the most prominent pre-colonial civilization in southern Africa. The name is derived from one of two possible terms: the Shona (dzimba dza mabwe or "great stone houses") or iKalanga (Nzi we mabwe or "Home stead of Stone)”
  • Mar 28, 1230

    Mali Empire

    Mali Empire
    1230-1600 AD
    Mali was a West Africa empire of the Mandinka.The Mali Empire had many profound cultural influences on West Africa, allowing the spread of its language, laws and customs along the Niger River.These empires controlled trans-Saharan trade in gold, salt, and other precious commodities and were in touch with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern centers of civilization.
  • Mar 28, 1375

    Songhai Empire

    Songhai Empire
    1375-1591 AD
    The last great empire in pre-colonial Africa. The empire stretched from the atlantic ocean to the niger river in northwest Niger. Their capital of Goa is still a trading center on the Niger River.
  • Mar 28, 1400

    Yoruba Empire

    Yoruba Empire
    1400-1905 AD
    The empire was established by the Yoruba in the 14th century and grew to become one of the largest West African states encountered by pre colonial explorers. It rose to preeminence through the outstanding organizational skills of the Yoruba, wealth gained from trade and its possession of a powerful cavalry.
  • Mar 28, 1430

    Mutapa Empire

    Mutapa Empire
    1430-1760 AD
    Its founders are probably culturally and politically related to the builders who constructed Great Zimbabwe.The Kingdom of Mutapa, sometimes referred to as the Mutapa Empire was a Shona kingdom which stretched between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers of southern Africa in the modern states of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.The mwenemutapa died in 1759, sparking yet another civil war for the throne.
  • Mar 28, 1440

    Benin Empire

    Benin Empire
    1440-1897 AD
    Until the introduction of guns in the 15th century, traditional weapons like the spear and bow were used.The modern dynasty of Benin claims decent from the legendary Oranmiyan, who was the prince of Ife whose period is believed to date back to the early late 14th century.The King of Benin is known by the title “Oba”. The Oba is treated with exaggerated respect by his people and he relies on certain classes of nobles and state officials to rule his people and administer his territory