Swahili Coast Timeline

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  • c. 750 CE
    Muslim traders from Arabia begin to settle on the Swahili Coast.
  • c. 1100 CE - c. 1500 CE
    The trading city-states of Africa's Swahili Coast flourish.
  • 1498 CE - 1499 CE
    The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama sails around the Cape of Good Hope and up the eastern coast of Africa.
  • 1505 CE
    The Portuguese begin to attack cities and build forts along the Swahili Coast in order to control trade.

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750 CE: Muslim traders from Arabia begin to settle on the Swahili Coast.
 
 
1100 CE - 1500 CE: The trading city-states of Africa's Swahili Coast flourish.
 
1498 CE - 1499 CE: The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama sails around the Cape of Good Hope and up the eastern coast of Africa.
 
 
1505 CE: The Portuguese begin to attack cities and build forts along the Swahili Coast in order to control trade.
 
 
 
 
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