The chronology of West Africa, at a glance!

Timeline of Kingdoms and Empires

This infographic of pre-colonial West Africa gives a rough overview of the diverse kingdoms and empires that have risen and fallen over the course of several thousand years. Many of the smaller or short-lived realms have been omitted for brevity’s sake.

Timeline of West African Kingdoms and Empires from 1000 BC to 2000 AD. Includes the introduction of Islam in the region, as well as European colonization and decolonization.
Timeline of West African Kingdoms and Empires.