Sultanate of Zanzibar

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Ibadite Sultanate of Zanzibar
Zanzibar Sultanate
1856–1964
Flag of Zanzibar Empire
Flag
CapitalMji Mkongwe
Common languagesSwahili
Religion
Ibadism
GovernmentMonarchy
Sultan 
• 1856–1870
Majid bin Said (first)
• 1963–1964
Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said (last)
History 
• Established
1856
• Decline
1964
Currencyshilling
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Omani Empire
Tanzania
Today part ofZanzibar archipelago

The Sultanate of Zanzibar was an Ibadite kingdom in East Africa. It was under the influence of the Omani Muscat Sultanate at first. It came to an end when the British East Africa colony was established. This means it ended at the turn of the twentieth century.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lodhi, Abdulaziz Y. "The Arabs in Zanzibar: from sultanate to peoples' republic." Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs. Journal 7.2 (1986): 404-418.