*Swahili Coast*

By: Nicole Jordan 4th period

Things I learned

  • Its on the edge of the indian ocean.
  • People came to the coast to find slaves and goods.
  • Omani and indian ships sailed the coast.
  • Main industry is fishing.
  • Rich from trade.

People of the coast

  • They bring bananas, cloves, cinnamon and pepper to trade.
  • They bring back gold, ivory, and slaves.
  • Main religion is Sunni Islam.
  • Marriages are arranged.
  • Some men have up to four wives.


• Octopus

• Bush-baby/greater galago

• Ader's Duiker

• Golden rumped elephant shrew

• Fish

Topographical Features

  • Islands
  • Cliffs
  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Coral Reefs

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Fun Facts

  • Colonization started in 1 Jan 500
  • Slave Trade Began on 1 Feb 500
  • Pate, Lamu, and Malindi and other cities were founded in the 9th century
  • Swahili civilization dominated the coast of eastern Africa from the 1000s
  • On 1 Jan 1498 the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama, started a foreign rule on the Swahili coast.
  • During the 1700s a tradition of Swahili writing had appeared.
  • In the mid 1700s: Islamic religious movement came around western africa.
  • The Swahili Coast suffered when Great Britain ended the slave trade in the 1800s.
  • Hello in Swahili is hujambo.
  • Goodbye in Swahili is kwaheri.