NAME: __Katerina Christopoulos_______________________
Eastern City-States and Southern Empires
1.
How did the monsoons help change the existing villages of East Coast Africa
into bustling seaports?
1. Traders took advantage of the monsoons to sail across the Indian Ocean to East
Africa.
How did Kilwa’s location contribute to its wealth and power?
1. It was as far south as a ship from India could sail and still sail home during
monsoon season. Trade from South had to funnel into Kilwa so Asians could buy
goods.
2.
3.
What was the importance of the Portuguese conquest of Sofala, Kilwa, and
Mobasa?
1. Portugal established themselves as a permanent presence on East African
coast.
4.
What were the geographical advantages of Great Zimbabwe?
1. It was good for farming and cattle raising; it was an important trade route
linkng the inland gold fields with the coastal trading city of Sofalia.
5.
How did the Muslims influence the development of East African cities?
1. Introduced Islamic religion and Mosque architecture exported enslave Africans
to India, China, Persia, and Arabia.
6.
Give four reasons the Mutapa Empire became great.
1. Fertile soil, good rainfall, ample wood, conquered new land including area
along Zambezi river to coast forced people to pay tribune, gold, mining, widespread,
Portugal was unable to conquer it.
7.
What is Swahili?
Mixture of Arabic and Bantu
8.
Who was Mutapa?
1. Name of King of East African Empire
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