The Arabs and Swahili Culture

  title={The Arabs and Swahili Culture},
  author={Lyndon P. Harries},
  pages={224 - 229}
Opening Paragraph Swahili culture can be roughly defined as the culture of the Swahili-speaking peoples of the East African coast whose activities show features of Perso-Arabian origin, features that are foreign to the culture of other Bantu peoples of East Africa. It cannot be described simply as Bantu culture plus Perso-Arabian elements, for some Swahilis have excluded from their way of life anything that can be labelled as Bantu; they may have Bantu blood, but their whole way of life is… 

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