Masoko

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Masoko is a Swahili word denoting "markets". It is the plural of "soko" which is derived from Arabic "سوق" (souq) meaning market.

In the Swahili speaking countries it is the name of several places that were named after their markets. Among them are:

  • Masoko (Rungwe) in southern Tanzania - an administrative center between Tukuyu and Lake Nyassa next to the circular Masoko maar lake. In German colonial times it housed the barracks of a company of the Schutztruppen.
  • Kilwa Masoko - the administrative center of Kilwa district on the mainland opposite Kilwa Island.

Masoko is also the name of