Swahili Coast

By: Nick Boyd

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Fun Facts

  • The Swahili Coast faces the water of the Indian Ocean and extends for a distance of about 580kms, from the border with Tanzania in the South to Somalia in the North.
  • Some animals found on he coast are Chameleons, Shrews, Octopi, Ader's Duiker, and Bush- Baby's.
  • The Swahili Coast does not produce enough plant life to sustain many different animals.
  • Most people only visit the coast because of it's beaches.
  • On the Swahili Coast, people speak SWahili, and Niger-Congo.

The People Of The Swahili Coast

  • The Swahili people are a Bantu ethnic group and culture found on the coast of East Africa.
  • The name Swahili is derived from the Arabic word Sawahil, meaning "coastal dwellers".
  • There are no specific tribes on the coast.
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Pictures of the Coast

Topographical Features

  • Islands
  • Cliffs
  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Coral Reefs