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Kilwa Empire

Lisa Kram and Juli Gordon
by Lisa Kram on 8 October 2012

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Kilwa Empire Juli Gordon and Lisa Kram AFRICA Kilwa Time of Kingdom 960 - 1560 Government Part of a larger empire built by the iranian Bazrangids. Was not independent until after Ardshir I of the Sassanid Empire conquered its parent Basragi state Trade Ships could sail during monsoon season Traded goods from southernly regions
and had to funnel in Kilwa so Asian merchants
could buy from them Controlled Sofala: the trading center for gold controlling overseas trade of gold made them very wealthy Significant Facts Farming was very difficult due to red soil,
so people often ate: Bananas Other citrus fruits Most of their meat came from: Hens Sheep Cattle Architecture First houses were mud & wood After Kilwa became wealthy, the buildings
were made out stone The city contained beautiful gardens
and domed mosques Religion Muslim Vocabulary Swahili- an arabic-influenced Bantu language that is spoken widely in eastern and central Africa Great Zimbabwe - Located in southeastern AFrica; city established by Shona people, grew into an empire built on the gold trade Mutapa - southern african empire established by Mutota in the 15th century Works Cited "Kat and Abby's Africa Timeline." Timeline. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2012.

"Kilwa Empire." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 Oct. 2012. Web. 07 Oct. 2012.

Beck, Roger B. World History: Patterns of Interaction. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2005. Print. Reason For Decline Eastern african native peoples sieged the capital city, Kilwa Thanks for being here. You`re welcome.
Juli and Boo c: <3
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