Kilwa Island

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Kilwa Island is an island on Lake Mweru, Zambia. It was known to Arab and Swahili traders of ivory, copper and slaves who used Kilwa Island on the lake as a base at one time. Kilwa was the first trading area that the Portuguese took over on their quests to control trade in Africa.


Coordinates: 9°16′S 28°27′E / 9.267°S 28.450°E / -9.267; 28.450