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...quartz, ivory, slaves, and leopard skins from the interior societies. Iron and the manufacture of processed timber along the coast also found, in Arabia, a ready market because of the Swahili civilization. Swahili civilization also created market for the mentioned commodities in India, Persia and beyond. With the aid of Swahili civilization, there was a development of African merchants’ class, changing of villages to small sizeable towns, and the chiefs in clans eventually became kings of the respective regions.
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