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date: 11 August 2020

Africa—Equatorial and Southern (4000 bce–1100 ce) 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Christopher EhretChristopher EHRET

The growth of the equatorial and southern portion of Africa, once referred to as the Bantu expansion, began about 4000 bce with the adoption of an agricultural way of life in West Africa. The eventual development of states and towns, as well as cultural, technological, and economic changes, progressed for thousands of years and still continues today. ...

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