RSG Chapter 6 Lesson 1 Empires Built on Gold and Trade

In this lesson you will read about the rise and decline of Great Zimbabwe and the Mutapa Empire.

Empires Built on Gold and Trade

The Growth of Coastal Trading Cities

The Land and its People

The development of new throughout Southern Africa

Coastal City-States Emerge


It was as far south as sailors could sail in one season, which made it a center of trade.

The Influence of Islam

The influenced the development of language and spread their religion as well as ideas about law and .

Terms and Names

  • historic movement of Bantu tribes from west-central Africa to the south and east
    Bantu Migrations
  • wealthy city-state on coast of East Africa
  • language that was a blend of Arabic and Bantu