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THE SWAHILI COMMUNITY

Did you know that the Swahili community is one of the vibrant and exciting cultures in Eastern Africa? The Swahili people have enriched Kenya through their unique economic, social, cultural, and political activities. The Swahili community originated from the intermarriages between the coastal Bantu and Arabs. They speak Kiswahili language, which is a complex blend of Arabic wording and a variety of other languages. Today, the Swahili tribe in Kenya mostly resides in most coastal towns, particularly the Mombasa region. The Swahili community’s primary legacy is the prevalence of Islamic religion, clothing, lifestyle, art and crafts, music, and food. The fantastic facts about the Swahili Community make it a fun tribe to visit.

If there’s a tribe that values their religion is the Swahili tribe in Kenya. Once you visit them, you’ll realize they follow Islam religion, and their strong faith influences everything they do. The doctrine has an enormous effect on their gender-oriented activities, society structure as well as family roles. For instance, the Islamic religion prohibits the Swahili tribe from drinking alcohol and eating pork. Besides, children must also attend Madrassa religious classes from a tender age.

Another fascinating aspect is the Swahili cuisine. I can tell you for sure there are no better cooks in the world that the Swahili. If you want to experience the most flavorful dishes in East Africa, you must visit the Swahili tribe in Kenya. The Swahili cuisine is highly spiced; they favor delicious spice dishes that will make you crave more. I don’t know where they learn, but it is incredible how they always get it right. The primary staple ingredient is rice; they call it Wali. Most of their meals are rich in spices; you should try the Swahili biryani dish. You’ll love it!

Swahili community dress code and clothing are also unique. Unlike other tribes in Kenya, their traditional attire is exceptional. Swahili men wear a long white or beige robe referred to as Kanzu and a small, white, rounded hat with decorative embroidery. On the other hand, Swahili women dress in long black dresses called buibui, and they also cover their heads with a black cloth called hijabu. It’s also common to find Swahili women covering their faces with a veil. You should see how adorable they look in these attires! The Swahili community cherishes their traditions, which make them such an extraordinary tribe in Kenya, which has not been altered by modernity.

Finally, Swahili art, poetry, and music are incredible. Swahili art is splendidly expressed in the design of jewelry, rugs, carpets, and porcelain. It all reflects some of the Asian influence. They still employ the unique architecture is their mosques and homes. They are stunning! Be ready to be thrilled once you see the finest Swahili art and crafts. Did I mention the sweetness of their music? Swahili music is poetically rich with slow beats that leave you entertained and peaceful. Visiting the Swahili community in Kenya is an exciting adventure.

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