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1. Trans-Saharan Trade Route

This was the main trade route that connected the Mediterranean coast of North Africa, particularly cities like Tripoli and Tunis, with the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa. It passed through important trading hubs such as Ghadames and Timbuktu.

2. Gao-Kano Trade Route

This route connected the city of Gao in Mali with the ancient city of Kano in present-day Nigeria. It was a vital trade link for goods such as gold, salt, and ivory.

3. Fezzan-Ghat Route

This route linked the Fezzan region in southwestern Libya with the oasis town of Ghat, and from there, it continued southward to various Saharan and Sahelian trade centers.

4. Zaouila Salt Caravan Route

This route was known for its salt trade and linked the salt mines of Taoudenni in Mali with the town of Zaouila in modern-day Algeria. Salt was a precious commodity in the region and was traded for other goods.

5. Mauritania-Taghaza Route

Taghaza was a significant salt-mining town in the Sahara, and this route connected it to various trade centers in the Sahara and beyond. Salt was the primary commodity transported along this route.

These Trans-Saharan routes played a crucial role in the cultural and economic exchange between North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa for centuries, contributing to the development of societies and economies in the region.

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