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Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: The Swahili Coast

Come explore a coastal area of the Indian Ocean in Southeast Africa inhabited by the Swahili people in a new program series titled “Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures.” Learn more about their distinct culture, demography, religion, and geography.

Stretching 1,800 miles down the eastern coast and with its indigenous African, Middle Eastern and Asian influences, the Swahili coast has been a place of historical, cultural, economic, and political interactions and exchanges for thousands of years.

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