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Islam in Zanzibar

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Islam is the most prominent religion on the island of Zanzibar
Zanzibar ,Persian: زنگبار, from suffix bār: "coast" and Zangi: "bruin" ; is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It comprises the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja , and Pemba...

. According to the CIA Factbook, Zanzibar is more than 99% Muslim
A Muslim, also spelled Moslem, is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Quran, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad. "Muslim" is the Arabic term for "submitter" .Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable...

. Islam came to Zanzibar in the 10th century.

Islam in the anti-colonial movement

According to one source, "Islam in Zanzibar inspired anti-colonialism, political movements and nationalistic struggle for independence."

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