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Songhai

 

c. 1464–1591
 

 

The territorial extent o the Songhai Empire in c. 1500.
Caipital Gao[1]
Leids Songhai
Government Empire
Dia (King)
 -  1464–1492 Sunni Ali
 -  1492–1493 Sonni Bāru
 -  1493–1528 Askia the Great
 -  1529–1531 Askia Musa
 -  1531–1537 Askia Benkan
 -  1537–1539 Askiya Ismail
 -  1539–1549 Askia Ishaq I
 -  1549–1582/1583 Askia Daoud
 -  1588–1592 Askia Ishaq II
Historical era Postclessical Era
 -  Songhai state emerges at Gao c. 1000
 -  unthirldom frae Mali Empire c. 1430
 -  Sunni Dynasty begins 1468
 -  Askiya Dynasty begins 1493
 -  Songhai Empire faws 1591
 -  Dendi Kinrick continues 1592
Aurie
 -  1500[2] 1,400,000 km² (540,543 sq mi)
 -  1550[3] 800,000 km² (308,882 sq mi)
Siller Cowry
The day pairt o  Benin
 Burkina Faso
 Guinea
 Guinea-Bissau
 Mali
 Mauritanie
 Niger
 Nigerie
 Senegal
 The Gambie

The Songhai Empire (an aa transleeteratit as Songhay) wis a state that dominatit the wasrten Sahel in the 15t an 16t century. At its peak, it wis ane o the lairgest states in African history. The state is kent bi its historiografical name, derived frae its leadin ethnic group an rulin elite, the Songhai.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bethwell A. Ogot, Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, (UNESCO Publishing, 2000), 303.
  2. hunwick 2003, pp. xlix.
  3. Taagepera 1979, pp. 497.