From the book, Empire of Necessity by Greg Grandin, I read how a good per cent of slaves that came from the Bight of Benin, (modern-day Benin, Togo, and Nigeria). Slaves from the tribes of The Yoruba, Nupe, Wolof and Mandinke although speaking different languages being a large proportion being Muslim all had Arabic in common. This commonality allowed them to plan the slave revolt of 1835 in Bahia, Brazil. Brazil became independent in 1822 but maintained its slave economy. The revolt lead by Muslim leaders had written plans, coordinated through the mosques and over 1 thousand Africans took up arms, mostly sword against brazil’s army. The revolt ended with 100 Africans killed and 14 Brazilians. Although the revolt failed it did bring about these responses: The Brazilian government passed laws that led to a mass deportation of Africans back to Africa. One of the original goals of the Bahia Revolt was to be returned to Africa, the Bahia Revolt spurred the anti-slavery movement throughout Brazil. Although slavery continued to exist in Brazil until 1888. I knew nothing about this event.