One major continuity in the commerce of the Indian Ocean was the continued use of the same trade rou

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One major continuity in the commerce of the Indian Ocean was the continued use of the same trade routes in the indian ocean for imports and exports. Trading ports in east africa served as a method of transporting goods from africa. The goods being traded was another continuity. Gold, ivory, and iron were constantly being exported from africa because of their profitable values. these items could be sold at a profit because they were scarce in asian countries. There were also a lot changes in the commerce of the indian ocean. The commerce of the indian ocean changed the eastern coast of africa significantly. The eastern coast of africa changed because of cultural integration starting with migration of Bantus, and by the merchants and traders of the muslim world and India. arabs and Persians began to participate in the trade due to the profitable trading business, trading gold, ivory, ebony, iron, and sandalwood. As a result, big eastern African ports changed and became

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