History, Language & Culture モザンビーク

歴史、言語と文化 モザンビーク

There is a wealth of ancient pottery unearthed on the island of Mozambique. It is believed to be the location of the city in the 14th century, or about 600 years before the native Swahili people. Originating from “Kilwa Kisiwani,” a town that was connected between “Angoche” and “Quelimane” in 1514, Duarte Babosa's records indicate that most of the population here is ethnic. Muslim And use Swahili as their official language. The name of the island was inherited from the island's ruler, "Massa Bin Big", later the name was simplified in today's society. Until it became "Mozambique" as we are familiar.


In 1507, the Portuguese established a naval base on the island and built the "Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte" in 1522. It is now the oldest building. In the European culture in the southern hemisphere The Portuguese still build a lot of buildings on the island. Like Fort San Sebastian Later called the "stone tower", the Potuques established the center of the colony here. Until the Dutch attack in 1607, it was still used as an important trade route to India. Their main merchandise was slave labor, spice and gold.

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