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Song·hai

also Song·hay  (sông′hī′, sŏng-gī′)
An ancient empire of western Africa in present-day Mali. It was founded c. 700 by Berbers and reached the height of its power around 1500.

Songhai

(sɒŋˈɡaɪ)
npl -ghai or -ghais
1. (Peoples) a member of a Nilotic people of W Africa, living chiefly in Mali and Niger in the central Niger valley
2. (Languages) the language or group of dialects spoken by this people, now generally regarded as forming a branch of the Nilo-Saharan family
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Noun1.Songhai - a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Songhai in Mali and Niger
Nilo-Saharan, Nilo-Saharan language - a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
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Apos o advento dos imperios dos songhais e dos berberes, as rotas comerciais saarianas declinaram em importancia devido ao estabelecimento de novas rotas de comercio pelo litoral e tambem pelos rios, desbravadas pelos europeus a partir do seculo XIX.
Add to this mix Arabs arming themselves under the banner of the FNLA and black Songhais and Peuls reconstituting the Ganda Koy/Ganda Iso movement, and the narrative of the struggle for the north of Mali becomes that much more complex.
En los siglos posteriores, el territorio fue dominado sucesivamente por los arabes, bereberes, ghaneses, malfes, songhais, el imperio Borne, el hausa: los fulanis y los tuaregs, grupos humanos que coexistieron en constantes conflictos por el predominio de la region.