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UNIT 9: Connections Across Land

UNIT AUDIO GLOSSARY

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al-Idrisi Audio Pronunciation of al-Idrisi
Twelfth-century Muslim geographer who described the kingdom of Ghana.

Anasazi Audio Pronunciation of Anasazi
Navajo word for "ancient ones": Native American group in Southwest prominent around 1200 BCE.

Chang'an Audio Pronunciation of Chang'an
Chinese capital city during the Han and Tang dynasties.

codex Audio Pronunciation of codex
Mesoamerican book that recorded information about astrology, religion, ritual, history, and law; very few pre-Hispanic codices survived the Spanish book burnings.

futuwwa Audio Pronunciation of futuwwa
Goals of Muslim youth to serve the community with good deeds and humility.

Khotan Audio Pronunciation of Khotan
Place along the Silk Road in Central Asia; also the name of the local people and culture.

Mali Audio Pronunciation of Mali
Second great empire in western Sudan, 1240 - 1500 CE.

Manichaeism Audio Pronunciation of Manichaeism
Religion based on the teachings of the Persian Mani, who envisioned the duality of good and evil, circa 216 - 276 CE.

Nestorian Christianity Audio Pronunciation of Nestorian Christianity
Eastern form of Christianity that spread to China in the seventh century.

Ptolemaic Audio Pronunciation of Ptolemaic
Map with ancient Greek perspective.

Ptolemy Audio Pronunciation of Ptolemy
Ancient Greek geographer.

Teotihuacan Audio Pronunciation of Teotihuacan
Mesoamerican city preceding the Mayan city-states.

Toltec Audio Pronunciation of Toltec
Mesoamerican civilization based on the Olmec.

Turkic Uighur Audio Pronunciation of Turkic Uighur
People and culture in Central Asia.

Zhang Qian  Audio Pronunciation of Zhang Qian
Han dynasty Chinese explorer dispatched by the emperor on a diplomatic mission to the western steppes in 138 BCE.

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