Askia Dynasty

Askia Dynasty

      Muslim family that ruled the extensive Songhai empire of West Africa, centred on Timbuktu, in present Mali, from 1492 to 1591. Its members included the dynasty's founder, Muḥammad I Askia (q.v.), Askia Musa (reigned 1528–31), and Askia Ismail (reigned 1537–39).

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