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Swahili Quiz

Swahili Coastal Trading States

Geography's Role in Trade Sailors took advantage of monsoons to travel between China and East Africa. Kilwa's deep and large harbor could hold the world's largest ships
Independent City States Each one was ruled by an emir or sultan. Rulers were supported by an elaborate and well-educated bureaucracy. Mogadishu, Malindi, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Kilwa, and Sofala.
Indians Brought Spices, Rice, Cotton Cloth
Chinese Brought Porcelain, Silk, Jade
Arabs and Persians Brought Glass, Incense, Pearls, Fabric, Religion and Culture
Swahili Culture Swahili language is a combination between Bantu, Arabic, and some Indian words. Swahili culture is a combination of African and Arabic styles shown in architecture, clothing, food, government, and farming. Some Africans convert to Islam.
Europeans Sought Dominate trade in East Africa
Created by: vtsai2537