Songhai Empire

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Songhai
c. 1464–1591
The territorial extent o the Songhai Empire in c. 1500.
The territorial extent o the Songhai Empire in c. 1500.
Caipital Gao[1]
Common leids Songhai
Govrenment Empire
Dia (Keeng)  
• 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 (540,000 sq mi)
1550[3] 800,000 km2 (310,000 sq mi)
Currency Cowry
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Mali Empire
Gao Empire
Saadi dynasty
Pashalik o Timbuktu
Dendi Kinrick
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.