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Why did coastal cities emerge in eastern Africa?
the cities grew as a result of trade with Asian countries across the Indian Ocean
Why was eastern African ivory a valuable trade item?
softer and easier to carve
Who were the original people of the eastern coast?
Swahili "people of the shore"
How did Arab settlers enrich Swahili civilization?
language & religion
What features made Mombasa and Zanzibar important trading centers?
located on islands
ports
crowded markets