Swahili City-States

Simone Phillips, Period 4

Location: Swahili City-States were located on the east coast of Africa, from present day Kenya to Mozambique.

Luxury Goods: Most known for their gold, as well as slaves, ivory, and ebony.

Means of Travel: most commonly used dhow ship for ocean trade.

Economics: The city states were extremely prosperous. The wealthy classes had large estates, running water, and sewage systems. Each city also minted their own coins.

Role of City: provided small trading base for Arabs, Persians, and Chinese. Connected African raw material with Indian Ocean.

Function: middle man between foreign traders and inland Africans

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