The Social Order•The kingship of Western Sudan was passed down matrilineally.•Kingship is believed to have sprung from priesthood. The kings had religious affiliations and were believed to be in contact with the spirits and their power.•The family unit was the basic social unit of the Kingdoms of Western Sudan.
Hierarchy of the Kingdoms of Western Sudan
Culture in the Kingdom of Western Sudan•Melds the behaviors, practices and beliefs of many different ethnic groups and languages •Rich and unique culture in music
Sudanese Culture and Sports•The most popular sports in Sudan are Track and Field and Football•Sudan hosted the first African Cup of Nations in 1956
Sudanese Culture and ClothingTraditional or western attire are typically worn by the SudaneseA traditional garb, or jalabiya, is largely worn by the Sudanese and is accompanied by a scarf when worn by Sudanese women
Economic Development Trans-Saharan TradeBetween 700 and 900 C.E., a network of caravan trade routes developed between the Mediterranean and the Sudan.`