Swahili Coast

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The Swahili Coast on the shores of East Africa was a region where Africans and Arabs mixed to create a unique identity from the 8th century called Swahili Culture. Swahili is the name of their language and means 'people of the coast.' The coast blossomed into a number of important, independent trading cities which included Mombasa, Mogadishu, and Zanzibar.

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