The swahili coast is a coastal area in southeast africa inhabited by the swahili people it mainly consists of littoral kenya, tanzania, and northern mozambique the term may also include some of the indian ocean islands, such as zanzibar, pate and comoros, which lie off the swahili coast the swahili coast has a distinct culture, demography, religion and geography, and as a result - along with other factors, including economic - has witnessed rising secessionism. Swahili states' system of taxes and products ~~ w europe's manorialism ruling family, kingship was passed down: (ie) charlemagne's line of succession vs kwongo compare & contrast: sub-saharan africa v western europe. Unformatted text preview: • east african swahili city-states-linked north africa, mediterranean world with west africa-exchange metal goods, cotton textiles, gold and food products-camel big impact-sahara: major trade route-slaves increase as economy increased-no interactions with europe or asia. The origins of west african political economy in the course of the twentieth century west africa went through a revolution consisting of an explosion in population, the rise of huge cities and the political division of the region into nominally independent states.
The east african civilizations of the swahili coastline emerged in the 8th century ce as a group of independent commercial city-states along the coast of eastern africa, stretching from present day somalia to mozambique. Swahili is most widely spoken african language swahili is spoken in these countries: tanzania 99%, kenya 87%, uganda 85%, burundi 55%, democratic republic of the congo 48%, rwanda 28%, swahili is also spoken in southern somalia, ethiopia and sudan and northern mozambique and the comoros islands. Best answer: the swahili civilization of east africa the east african swahili coast was a wealthy and advanced region, which consisted of many autonomous merchant cities wealth flowed into the cities via the africans' roles as intermediaries and facilitators of indian, persian, arab, indonesian, malaysian, african, and chinese merchants. By the middle of the 13th century, archaeologists have determined, about thirty or forty city states dotted the coast of east africa excavations revealed glass beads, chinese porcelain, and other goods from the ports of asia.
Explain how involvement in indian ocean trade led to the rise of the swahili city-states in eastern africa in the post-classical era: allowed their people to gain wealth and power by creating many city-states that would compete with one another. Eastern africa is best known for axum which was the first christian region in africa and the development of the swahili culture in the city states of the east coast of africa south africa is the home to many great tribes, the stone city of great zimbabwe and the eventual settlement by the dutch and english who exploited the region for its. Kenya is a sovereign state in east africa and is officially known as the republic of kenya with nairobi as its capital and largest city by population the country lies on the equatorial region and is bordered by the indian ocean to the south-east and tanzania to the south, uganda lies on the west while south sudan is located at the north. A dynamic ethnography showing how a middleman culture developed along the length of the east african coast as swahili towns became polyglot, multiethnic frontiers mediating between african and immigrant peoples, economies, and cultures nurse, derek, and thomas spear.
Swahili trading states (c 1200-1500) swahili is an arabic word that means coastal area the swahili city-states along east africa's coast were established in the thirteenth century by arab settlers as trading towns. It includes subject matter from the inland niger delta, cameroon, the kalahari, uganda, and central africa as well as discussions of the segmentary state, the evolutionary mapping of african societies, invisible african towns, and other topics. Kongo, former kingdom in west-central africa, located south of the congo river (present-day angola and democratic republic of the congo)according to traditional accounts, the kingdom was founded by lukeni lua nimi about 1390. East africa- social structure & economy by tim nguyen & beckey donham social structure- swahili coast height of swahili coast very diverse like all of east africa. Some of the characteristic features of yoruba culture emerged during that time: a monarchical system based on city-states western africa: the beginnings of european activityrelations with the kingdom of benin and the niger delta, where further supplies of cloth, and also of beads and slaves that were in demand on the gold coast, could be.
The bantu language was spread to eastern africa, enabling a united swahili states merchants started moving along the indian ocean trade routes in order to make a profit through trade and spread their culture's beliefs and knowledge to the places they visited. Life here in the beautiful city of cape town presents a problem for my comfortable little schedule of the mundane because lets face it, there are really few similarities between my home and this place. Diffusion and other problems in the history of african states - an essay by professor james giblin, department of history, the university of iowa exploring africa history of the continent of africa, 400-1650 ce. I am /u/commustar, and i am here to answer any questions you may have about the swahili city states from the 8th to 17th centuries, or the empires of the sudanic region of west africa, eg ancient ghana, mali, gao, songhai and kanem-bornu.
Kenya (/ ˈ k ɛ n j ə / locally ( listen)), officially the republic of kenya (swahili: jamhuri ya kenya), is a country in africa with its capital and largest city in nairobi kenya's territory lies on the equator and overlies the east african rift , covering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from lake victoria to lake. Swahili culture is the culture of the swahili people inhabiting the swahili coast this littoral area encompasses tanzania , kenya , uganda and mozambique , as well as the adjacent islands of zanzibar and comoros and some parts of the democratic republic of congo and malawi. In the west, three kingdoms: ghana, mali, and songhai were three prosperous kingdoms on the eastern coast of africa, swahili city-states became centers of wealth and influence. The swahili city-states steadily grew and prospered, and were a major world economic power by the 1400's although the city-states were famous throughout africa and asia, no european countries knew of them.
Ruled these city-states, including mogadishu, mombasa, malindi, kilwa, pate, and zanzibar these cities exchanged ivory, gold, iron, slaves, and animals from the african interior for luxury goods from asia. Arab migrants soon began settling the coast, and established autonomous city-states eventually, elaborate mosques were built and islam was introduced to the region in 1888, the imperial british east africa company arrived, and built the kenya-uganda railway.
Marriage between women of africa and men of the middle east created and cemented a rich swahili culture, fusing urban and agricultural communities, rich in architecture, textiles, and food, as. In west africa, fulani jihads have led to the rise of large states, most notably the empire founded by usman dan fidio which now controls the ancient hausa city-states and their neighbours the cape colony in south africa, founded by dutch settlers, has now passed from dutch to british control. As trade between east africa and asia grew powerful city-states developed along the african coast these included the swahili cities of kilwa and sofala initially there was only trade between the swahili and arab people, but soon the brisk trade in cowry shells, cloth, beads for gold, rhinoceros horns, iron and ivory spread inland.