Indian Ocean Trade Network

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most influential groups
Arabs, Indians & Chinese
monsoons
seasonal winds that can affect rain patterns
dhows
most typical ship used
lateen sail
triangular sail on ship
What did this major trade route link together?
Asian & African nations
600-1450
when the Indian Ocean Trade reached its height (still continued after)
Arab goods
glass, textiles
African goods
ivory, gold
Indian goods
spices!!!!
East Indies goods
spices!!!! (spice islands)
Chinese goods
paper, silk, porcelain
Beliefs spread
Islam (Africa & Southeast Asia) & Hinduism (just a bit)
Portuguese arrival
•wanted direct access to spices
•used force to come in
•disrupted peaceful trade
•attempted to establish monopoly on spice trade (pepper)
•other European nations followed
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