by Keith Carey
There were a couple of states in West Africa during the Middle Ages. One of them was called the Dagomba, which was located in modern northern Ghana. Though their leaders were not Muslim, they had a good relationship with Islamic people who often served as scribes and doctors. Islam influenced this region, and Muslim merchants and clerics began to spread out. In the early 1400s Islam was becoming more popular in northern Ghana.
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Most Djimini are subsistence farmers, and each person is thought of as extended family. These excellent farmers work their fields collectively, and each family contributes to the village. Working as...
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