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Songhai was conquered in 1585 by a small army from the Arab kingdom of Morocco. The army crossed the Sahara armed with gunpowder weapons like, cannons and guns and easily overtook the Songhai people who fought with swords, bows, and spears. This splintered the empire into smaller empires

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Who conquered Songhai in 1591?

Morocco


Which group conquered the Songhai Empire?

morocanns


Who conquered Songhai after 1450?

Sonni Ali.


What caused Songhai's defeat?

the empire was conquered by the moroccans in the late 1500s.


Who is the founder of songhai empire always conqueror never conquered?

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What were the achievements of songhai empire?

== Songhai achieved expansion under the ruler of Sonni Ali,Ali was a Muslim like the Mali rulers before him. He was an efficient warrior who in the 1460's conquered many of the nieghboring states around Songhai. These were just a few of the many achievements of songhai for more go to songhai-empire


Which statement is true regarding the fall of the songhai empire?

The empire was conquered by the Moroccans in the late 1500s.


What did songhai people wear?

the Songhai people weared a clothes name Timbuktu


Why might people who have been conquered by Mali want to break away?

they were losingmoney. Usually Mali would take money and gave no freedom to the Songhai. And when an opportunity came Songhai freed their tie from Mali.


How might west Africa's history have been different if the invaders who conquered songhai had not firearms?

Firearms were the one main advantage that the Europeans had in subduing Africa. Without them, the pestilence common in Central Africa would have destroyed them along with a skilled Songhai defense. The Songhai would likely have survived.


How might west Africa history have been different if the invaders who conquered songhai had not had firearms?

Firearms were the one main advantage that the Europeans had in subduing Africa. Without them, the pestilence common in Central Africa would have destroyed them along with a skilled Songhai defense. The Songhai would likely have survived.


How might West Africa's history have been different if the invaders who conquered Songhai had not had firearms?

Firearms were the one main advantage that the Europeans had in subduing Africa. Without them, the pestilence common in Central Africa would have destroyed them along with a skilled Songhai defense. The Songhai would likely have survived.