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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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He also collaborated on the album Songhai 2 with Spanish flamenco group Ketama and Malian kora player Toumani Diabate.
160) In the text, Price-Mars elaborates on the wide-range spread and influence of ancient Ethiopian-Egyptian civilization upon the rest of continental Africa, which included the cultural and imperial centers of Songhai in the sixteenth century, the Askia dynasty, and that of Sudan in the domain of arts and sciences.
Minexco ), AGR Energy AS ( AGR ) and MED Songhai Developers Limited.
It encompasses the powerful kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai along with the wealthy city-states of the west and south.
I used to read about the great empires of Egypt, of Songhai, of Ghana.
The Gambia was once part of the Ghana Empire and the Songhai Empire.
In this period, he was also exposed to other musical traditions--from classical Indian (which introduced him to the concept of jugalbandi, or dialogue between two instruments which is now an integral part of his style) to the flamenco of the Spanish group Ketama, who he collaborated with on his album, Songhai 1.
The proposed new farm settlement is 10 times bigger than the existing Rivers State Songhai Farm project in Bunu Tai, which is located on a 300-hectare piece of land.
Major Dubois, a French scholar, synthesised the Tarikh es Sudan with a travelogue to produce the first modern account of the Songhai Empire of West Africa.
Philadelphia: Songhai Press and the School District of Philadelphia, 2005.