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Title:The Ocean-Going Dhow Trade to East Africa
Author:McMaster, D.N.
Periodical:East African Geographical Review
Geographic term:East Africa
Subjects:maritime transport
Economics and Trade
Abstract:The facts and figures presented here concern a trade which has declined most markedly in recent years. A number of reasons however makes it a theme of continuing relevance in geographical study: Its foundations are essentially geographical; The dhow trade ranks with the Saharan cara-? van trade as a strong economic and cultural contact of tropical Africa with the outside world before the European influences of the 16th century onwards; The seaward dhow routes had their landward counterparts probing towards the interior of tropical Africa; Because of its sustained influences upon populations, crops, cultures and politics, the dhow circulation is significant in the stimulating task of projecting Africa's pre-colonial history further and more firmly into the past; and for the same reasons, it is also significant in relation to the contemporary scene. References; figures.