Unguja Ukuu

Authored by: Abdurahman Juma

The Swahili World

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138913462
eBook ISBN: 9781315691459
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Unguja Ukuu is located on a small peninsula in the mid-southern part of the island of Unguja, commonly known as Zanzibar (Fitton, this volume). The site borders the sandy seashore to the west and south; a creek lined with mangrove trees lies to the east (Map 3, p. xxiv). On the landward northern side, which today is traversed by the motor road linking to the island network, lies a predominantly coral rag landscape. The beach is sheltered in a small bay with coral islets, providing a perfect early-type anchorage for the site, for communication with the nearby mainland coast and wider Indian Ocean interactions.

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