Swahili City States

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by bianca17
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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World History
Grade:
2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

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Swahili City States

-Most cities ruled by Muslim sultan- Some other city states governed by local nobility - Women also governed- Religious laws: Qadi- Other laws: Wazirs & Amirs- (TOP) Government Officals- (BOTTOM) Slaves

Exports

Trade

Swahili City States

- Muslim traders introduced Islam- Islam spread through city states- Natives still kept their religion

Ruins of a Kilwa Mosaque

To China, India, Arabia, Persia & Iraq

To Persia & Arabia

- Dual-currency systemFatimid Dinar = currency of international tradeCity-States also local Kilwa coins - Traded up front- No known banking system

Fatimid Dinar

Swahili Coin

(1200CE - 1488 CE)

China

Imports

Social & Political Structure

Shaikh = Sultan⬇︎Wazir = Ministers⬇︎Cheif Amirs = Military Commanders⬇︎Qadi = Judge

Swahili = Bantu mixed with ArabicCity States were seaports & centers of trade, united through trade & Kilwa conquering the cities

Daily Life of Kilwa's Rich- Lived in fine houses of coral & stone- Beds set with ivory- Meals in porcelain- Women wore silk robes, gold & silver bracelets

Ambergris (Whale Vomit)

Porcelain bowls

Ivory

Cotton Cloth

Rhino's Horns

To Asia & Medditerra- nean

East African Interior

India

Persia

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Dhow

Building made of coral

Focused on trade not expanison

Porter

BibliographyBeck, Roger B. "15.3." World History: Patterns of Interaction. Orlando, FL.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub., 2012. 422-25. Print."Britannica School." Kilwa. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2014. .Murphy, John F. Jr. Encyclopedia of World History: The Expanding World, 600 CE to 1450. Vol. 2. New York: Facts on File, 2008. Infobase Learning. Web. 7 Mar. 2014."Swahili City States - Afropedea." Swahili City States - Afropedea. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2014. .


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