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Title:The Arabs in Zanzibar: from Sultanate to People's Republic
Author:Lodhi, Abdulaziz Y.
Year:1986
Periodical:Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:7
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:404-418
Language:English
Geographic terms:Zanzibar
Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:political systems
political history
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
Arab-African relations
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/13602008608715994
Abstract:This paper examines the main factors which contributed to the violent collapse, on January 12, 1964, of Zanzibar's parliamentary democracy. t surveys Zanzibar's history up to 1831, the Omani Sultanate (1831-1890), the British Protectorate (1890-1963), constitutional developments up to 1956, and the growth of nationalism, political parties and party conflicts. It argues that the independent parliamentary government lasted for little over a month because the British colonial administration had regarded Zanzibar as an Arab State directed by an Arab dynasty ruling over African, Arab and Indian citizens, thereby misconceiving Zanzibar's ethnic diversity. Notes, ref.
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