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Zoroastrians in East Africa

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780198267591
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0006
Zoroastrians in East Africa

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This chapter examines the situation and history of Parsis in East Africa, particularly in Zanzibar and Kenya. It suggests that Parsis came to East Africa, first to Zanzibar and then across to the mainland, as part of the network first developed by Sultan Barghash and this was continued by the British between Bombay and the East Coast of Africa. The earliest arrivals were professionals who for a decade grew into a business community.

Keywords: Parsis; East Africa; Zanzibar; Kenya; Sultan Barghash

Chapter.  28355 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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