geographical name

Ka·​nem-Bor·​nu ˈkä-ˌnem-ˈbȯr-nü How to pronounce Kanem-Bornu (audio)
trade empire in the central part of northern Africa formed around the 9th century from the native state of Kanem and the Muslim kingdom of Bornu and at the height of its influence handling trade between northern Africa, the Nile River Valley, and sub-Saharan Africa

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“Kanem-Bornu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kanem-Bornu. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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