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 Form 4 KCSE Exam Standard History and Government Paper 1 Questions and Answers

Explain five social results of the contact between the Kenyan coast and the outside world by 1500 AD.

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-Development of prosperous towns; Mombasa, Lamu, among others.
-Islamisation of the coastal inhabitants.
-Spread of Asiatic culture-Architectural designs, dress, and e.t.c.
-Intermarriage between the Arabs and the coastal people produced a new people the Swahili.
-Led to depopulation and great suffering from slave trade and slavery.
-Rise of rich traders who amassed a lot of wealth and power.
-New eating habits arose from the new crops that were introduced.