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Along the Coast of East Africa

Portuguese

Explorers from this country wanted to find an end to the continent of Africa to reach India and China

Benin

One of the kingdoms of East Africa

oba

king of Benin

masks, carvings, statues

cultural artifacts of Benin

Kongo

East African empire south of Benin

Vasco da Gama

explorer who sailed up the east coast of Africa and found wonderful cities

Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians

These people traded ivory, tortoise shell, and coconut oil in the cities of East Africa long before the arrival of the Europeans

Arab traders

These people visited the cities of East AFrica during the first thousand years after Christ

Swahili

language developed from the mixture of Arab & African languages

Ibn Battuta

famous Arab traveler to East Africa in 1300, traveled 25 years, wrote about his travels like Marco Polo, but in Arabic

Mecca, southern Russia, Persia, India, Indonesia, Africa, China

places visited by Ibn Battuta

Persia, India, China

countries that traded with Muslim cities in East Africa

gold, iron, ivory

East African things that were traded with silks, glassware, and tools

giraffe

an unusual gift sent by the city of Malindi to the emperor of China

prosperous and peaceful

how you could describe these East African cities before the arrival of Europeans

Portugal

attacked the East African cities so they could control the trading routes

Mombasa

one of the cities that were destroyed

stop mining gold, close the ports, and become farmers

plan of the East African cities to stop the Portugese

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