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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (4): 715–752.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Geoffrey Ross Owens This article examines the precolonial history of the region surrounding Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, through oral traditions and memories about the Shomvi people, who lived in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Elite members of Shomvi settlements claimed “foreign” origins...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (2): 353–385.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of the Shomvi, Swahili-speaking residents of Indian Ocean coastal settlements, who were being attacked by the Kamba people of Kenya. Subsequently, the Shomvi agreed to offer the Pazi an annual tribute as ongoing payment for his assistance. Analyzing the Kamba War account as both foundation narrative...