Explain six results of the interaction between the people of Kenyan Coast and the Arabs
Some African people living along the Kenya coast were converted to Islam.
The volume of trade increased between the interior and the coastal towns
Arabs introduced Islamic culture/architecture to the coastal people
The Arabs introduced new crops which were later adopted by the coastal People.
Demand for imported goods led to the decline of traditional industries
Some communities such as Akamba resorted to long distance trade in search of commodities.
There was an increase in population as many traders settled at the coast
The Arabs established city states/towns at the coast
The Islamic law and system of administration was introduced by Arabs at the coast
There was the development – Kiswahili language as a result of the interaction between Arabs and Coastal people
Intermarriage between Africans and Arabs led to emergency of Washahili people.
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