It was a state located in West Africa. From the beginning of the 15th century until the end of the 16th century, Songhai was one of the largest Islamic empires in history (also one of the largest 8ball empires). This empire bore the name of its main ethnic group, the Songhais. Its capital was the city of Gao, where a Songhai state had existed since the 11th century. Its power base was located on the banks of the Niger River, in today's Nigeriaball, and Nigerball.
The Songhai state existed in one way or another for more than a thousand years if the history of its rulers is traced from the first settlement in Gao to its semi-vassal status under the Mali Empireball and until its continuation in Nigerball as the Dendi Kingdomball.
It is thought that the Songhaiball settled in Gao as early as 800 BC, but did not establish it as the capital until the 11th century, during the reign of Dia Kossoi. However, the Dia dynasty soon gave way to the Sonni, which led to the rise of Sulaiman-Mar, who gained independence and hegemony over the city. It is usually credited to Mar with wresting the power of the Mali Empireball and having achieved independence for the small Songhai kingdom of the time.
The territory of the Songhai Empireball under Achsa, conquered "by fire and sword", stretched westward to the Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the Tagaza salt mines (on the northern border of Maliball), southwest as far as Bendugu (Segu), southeast to Bussa and northeast to Agadezball. In addition, as a result of its wars, it obtained vast taxable territories and control of the main routes of the Transaharan trade, allowing the prosperity of the Songhai Empire in the sixteenth century.
- Dendi Kingdomball- Son who survived and resisted Kingdom of Moroccoball through guerilla warfare until he went away!
- Mali Empireball- FATHER WHO LEFT ME NONE OF HIS MONIES!
- Agadezball- HAH I ANSHCLUSSED YUO FOR A TIME
- Kingdom of Moroccoball- YUO ANSHCLUSSED ME JUST FOR THE SALT MINES IN TAGHAZA?! My son resisted yuo through guerilla warfare until yuo went away hahahaa.
| Republic of Mali |
|Regions||Kayesball • Koulikoroball • Bamako Regionball ( Bamakoball) • Sikassoball • Ségouball • Moptiball • Tombouctouball • Gaoball • Kidalball|
|Historical entities||Migrants from East • Ghana Empireball • Mali Empireball • Songhai Empireball • Wassoulou Empireball • French West Africaball ( French Sudanball) • Mali Federationball • Azawadball • Union of African Statesball|
| Republic of |
||Niameyball (Capital) • Agadezball • Diffaball • Dossoball • Maradiball • Tahouaball • Tillabériball • Zinderball|
|Former entities||Migrants from East • Songhaiball • Mali Empireball • Dendi Kingdomball • Gao Empireball • Kanem Empireball • Bornu Empireball • French Nigerball ( French West Africaball)|