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This index section presents the list of names, terms and concepts of slave trade in the presence of Africans in Asia. Asia and Africa were both subjected to western intervention and commercial interactions, becoming part of a global economy. While West Africa became a trading place for the Portuguese from the 15th century, the interior of Africa was not explored until the mid-19th century. Contact with the Portuguese inevitably resulted in exporting Africans to Europe. The internationalization of the slave trade arguably weakened Africa. Asia also fell victim to western commercial interests, beginning with the Portuguese who controlled Indian Ocean trade for a hundred years, turning it into a Portuguese lake.

Keywords:Asia; global economy; Indian Ocean trade; slave trade



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