5 Facts About Songhai Empire

Here are 5 facts about The Songhai Empire

  • It is also known as the Songhay Empire and it was an empire based in Western Africa
  • It's capital was the city of Gao
  • From the early 15th to the late 16th century it was one of the largest Islamic empires
  • Today the country has been absorbed by Niger and Burkino Faso
  • The Songhai established themselves as an Empire in 1340
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