- Jun 2015
Do look up and research Tippu Tip and his activities in the Congo--he was so famous he was even featured in the Illustrated London News and dealt with Livingstone, Stanley and King Leopold. His lineage, a mix of Coastal Bantu and Arab is also of interest. Although he was a relative latecomer to the slave trade, he is typical of the enterprising slavers of the Swahili Coast.
Hardly any Arabs were involved in the trans-Atlantic trade. at best as middlemen in procuring slaves to sell to Europeans. Even then, it was just as much non-Arabs or Muslims who did this.