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2.3.11Q&A - 1 What about African geography...

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1. What about African geography prohibited or stalled European exploration? The hot and humid climate and the accompanying tropical diseases decimated the Europeans until the advances of tropical medicine. 2. What are the four major classifications of African peoples? 1. Bushmen that speak the khoisan language 2. Pygmies who’s original language is unknown because they adopted the language of the conquerors. 3. The Negroes who speak the Niger Congo language 4. The Caucasoigs, knowns also as Capsians, Cushites and Hamites, who speak the Afro Asiatic language. 3. Why were the African people advantaged over indigenous peoples in America and Europeans? (include at least three different reasons for full answer) Their greater degree for accessibility, their greater opportunity to interact with the people, and cultures of Europe and Asia, the most important was the immunity against the European disease that so devastated the American Indians. 4. How did the Portuguese change trade in Africa in the mid-15th century? The Portuguese opened up ancient trade routes that ushered in a new era in world trade relationships. This was the era of Western commercial capitalism. 5. What was so appealing to the Europeans about the human
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and natural resources of Africa and not the reverse? Africans retained their communal plots and their traditional mode of cultivation. They also had not mechanical inventions comparable to those of Europe. The abundance of land and the
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