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Windward Coast

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Windward Coast
Windward Coast location in red
Windward Coast location in red
StatusModern day Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
• Summer (DST)

The Windward Coast was used to describe an area of West Africa located on the coast between Cape Mount and Assini,[1] i.e. the coastlines of the modern states of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast, to the west of what was called the Gold Coast. A related region was called the Pepper Coast or Grain Coast.


The Windwarders were renowned for their rice and indigo cultivation.[2]


  1. ^ Jones, Adam; Johnson, Marion (1980). "Slaves from the Windward Coast". The Journal of African History. 21. Cambridge University Press: 17–34. doi:10.1017/S0021853700017837. S2CID 162137010. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  2. ^ "NPS Ethnography: African American Heritage & Ethnography". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2023-03-14.