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Where was the Swahili civilization located?

The Swahili civilization has its roots in ancient Bantu Africans. The Swahili civilization went as far south as Kilwa, Zanzibar. Important Swahili cities include Mogadishu, Barawa, Mombasa (Kenya), Gedi, Pate, Malindi, Zanzibar, Kilwa, and Sofala in the far south.

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Considering this, where is the Swahili tribe located?

East Africa

Additionally, where did the Swahili originate from? The language dates from the contacts of Arabian traders with the inhabitants of the east coast of Africa over many centuries. Under Arab influence, Swahili originated as a lingua franca used by several closely related Bantu-speaking tribal groups.

Hereof, what is Swahili civilization?

Swahili culture is the culture of the Swahili people inhabiting the Swahili Coast. As a consequence, they were influenced by Arabic, Persian, Indian, and Chinese cultures. During the 10th century, several city-states flourished along the Swahili Coast and adjacent island.

When did the Swahili civilization began?

10th Century

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