Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Scenes from Kariakoo in Dar Es Salaam - with Iddi and Bashir

Above are some pix from the day Iddi, Bashir, and I shared in the Kariakoo neighborhood of Dar Es Salaam.

From Wikipedia ~

Kariakoo is an area of the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in the Ilala district. In earlier centuries it was a small village that was frequently raided by slave traders. Thousands of people were kidnapped from Kariakoo and forced into slavery in the Americas.

The name Kariakoo is the corrupted translation of "Carrier Corps" as during the German rule, the carrier corps used to reside in that area. Carrier = Karia and Corps = koo

Kariakoo is mainly known for its extensive market that consumes numerous city blocks. Agricultural goods, housewares, and many other items can be found there, such as 'knock-off' apparel found in small shops peripheral to the market.

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