Tippu Tip

Tippu Tip
1837 - 1905
Tippu Tip  Tanzanian Explorer

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Birthday 30th November, 1836
Birthplace Zanzibar
Died 14th June, 1905
Place of Death Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar
Nationality Tanzanian
Occupation Text Ivory Trader, Explorer, Governor,
Occupation Explorer

Tippu Tip, or Tippu Tib (1832 – June 14, 1905), real name Hamad bin Muhammad bin Juma bin Rajab el Murjebi
(Arabic: حمد بن محمد بن جمعة بن رجب بن محمد بن سعيد المرجبي‎), was an Afro-Arab slave trader, ivory trader, explorer, plantation owner and governor. He worked for a succession of the sultans of Zanzibar. Tippu Tip traded in slaves for Zanzibar's clove plantations. As part of the large and lucrative ivory trade, he led many trading expeditions into Central Africa, constructing profitable trading posts deep into the region. He bought the ivory from local suppliers and resold it for a profit at coastal ports.

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