Precolonial Africa’s kingdoms by region. Please note the first country mentioned in the bible can be found in genesis Where it says ‘The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Kush/Ethiopia’.
Map showing North American Territorial Boundaries leading up to the American Revolution and the founding of the United States: British claims are indicated in red and pink, while Spanish claims are in orange and yellow.
The Songhay people dominated the middle reaches of the Niger valley. Songhay became an independent state in the seventh century. By the rulers were Muslims and had a capital at Gao. Songhay won freedom from Mali by the and prospered as a trading state.