Medieval China, African & Japan
Medieval Asia (China, India & Japan)
A mixture of powders used in explosives, first developed in China.
Golden Age of India; ruled through central government but allowed village power; restored Hinduism.
String of islands that formed its first states around 700 CE, later developed its own art, culture and literature influenced by Buddhism.
Japanese warrior class. They valued strict disciple and honor.
An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles).
Beverage developed in China by infusing dried leaves in boiling water. First used as a medicine.
A farming system that is in the form of steps going up a mountain.
Medieval Asia Vocabulary List
One of the oldest Christian countries on Earth.
First powerful empire in Africa, founded by Soninke people, gold/salt trade with Muslim berbers, used Arabic writing.
Formed in 1240 when Sundiata took control of Ghana Empire. It controlled trade across the Sahara, the South and the Niger River.
Emperor of the kingdom of Mali in Africa. He made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca and established trade routes to the Middle East.
East African trading empire that developed south of Egypt on the Nile River.
Became powerful after the Mali empire. Controlled trade across the Sahara, lasted for 700 years, it was the largest African empire in history. Spread Islam and developed slave trade in West Africa.
Mali trading city, center of Muslim learning.
Medieval Africa Vocabulary List
History for Kids: Africa
Medieval African Art
History for Kids: Central Asia
History for Kids: West Asia