You asked: Who were the early African kingdoms major trading partners?

The major trade partner of the kingdoms were the Berbers of Northern Africa. The famous king Mansa Musa who ruled the Empire of Mali made a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324 and traded vast sums of gold with Egypt and the capitals of Europe and Asia.

Who were the first traders in Africa?

The Portuguese began significant trading with West Africa in the 15th century. This trade was primarily for the same commodities the Arabs had bought—gold, ivory, and slaves. The Portuguese sold the Africans Indian cloth and European manufactured goods but refused to sell them guns.

Which kingdom is the greatest in Africa?

What is the largest kingdom in Africa? The largest and most powerful empire was the Songhai Empire. It is believed to be the largest state in African history.

What did Europe want from Africa?

Raw materials like rubber, timber, diamonds, and gold were found in Africa. Europeans also wanted to protect trade routes. During the 1800s, Europeans moved further into the continent in search of raw materials and places to build successful colonies.

How did trade affect the development of African kingdoms 5 points?

How did trade affect the development of African kingdoms? (5 points) It contributed to the creation of an agricultural class. It led to the decline of city-states. It led to the rise of tribal communities. It contributed to the rise of powerful city-states and later kingdoms.

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