The Songhai Empire was located in West Africa. There were three major empires in Africa, Ghana, Mali and Songhai. Songhai was the last and greatest major empire. Songhai took over Mali like Mali took over Ghana. Rulers like Sunni Ali Ber and Askia Muhammed made Songhai larger then Ghana or Mali. The Songhai Empire began in the 15th century and ended in the 16th century.

What you will learn:

In the next few pages, you will learn about where Songhai's location was, who the rulers of Songhai were and what they did, the empire of Songhai, cultures in the Songhai kingdom, religion in the Songhai kingdom, and how Songhai came to an end.

To find out more about Songhai, go to these pages:

Songhai's Location
Rulers of Songhai
Songhai Culture
Songhai Religion
Songhai's Collapse

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