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Education: Post-Secondary: East Africa
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Muslims are important minority populations in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Many East African Muslims are descendants of immigrants from Persia, Yemen, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. In coastal and island communities, complex systems of social ranking developed, with Muslims of Arab and Persian ancestry occupying higher economic, political, and social strata than those of African origin.…

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Porter, Karen A., “Education: Post-Secondary: East Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0253a>
First published online: 2009

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