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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on urbanization

Functions of Kilwa.

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Functions of Kilwa.
(a) It was a major trading centre flourishing mainly due to the gold trade.
(b) It was a major defense centre since it was heavily fortified against external aggression by a stone citadel.
(c) It was a religious centre. Mosques for Islamic worship were located at Kilwa e.g the great mosque.
(d) It was an administrative centre which housed palaces for the rulers and other rich people.