Swahili City States

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Swahili City States

- Local Nobility- Common Citezens- Resident Foreigners- Swahili Slaves

1. Sultans (Kings/Rulers)2. Wazir (Prime Minister)3. Azir (Armi Commander)4. Mustasib (Police Chief)5. Qadi (Chief Justice)6. Bureaucrats 7. Citizens 8. Enslaved Africans

TradeTraded with the Egyptians, Muslims in Saudi Arabia, The Shiraz in Persia, Indians, and the Chinese.

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Gold, ivory, furs, slaves, tortise shell, rhino horns, Chinese porcelain, cotton cloth, leopard skin, honey, class, cowry shells and shell beads.

Kilwa Coin used for domestic trade

Fatimid Coin used for international trade

Swahili City States

916 AD - Mid 1500's

Dhow (Swahili boats)HorsebackCamelbackDonkey

ReligionArab traders first introduces IslamPortugese Traders introduces Christianity in the 1500'sInnovation and use of the Arab Dhow

Currency/Economics

"All the people walked barefoot, and there were raised over his head four canopies of coloured silk and on the top of each canopy was the figure of a bird in gold. His clothes that day were a robe of green Jerusalem stuff and underneath it fine loose robes of Egypt. He was dressed with wraps of silk and turbaned with a large turban. Before him drums and trumpets and pipes were played…"-Ibn Battuta, Writer and Visitor-Diverse Food- High quality fabrics-Worked as traders/product manufacturers-Had musical ability-"The Arts" Flourished

Religion

Trade Routes

Modes of Transport

Political System

Social Classes

Daily Life

Traded Goods


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