The silent trade was the trading method used by Arabia, North and West africa in the middle ages to avoid conflict and usually took place at the edge of a river in areas around the southern forests of Wangara.
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The Wangarans who have an abundance of gold need salt to preserve their food.
The north africans who have an abundance of salt need gold for trade with europe.
Over time the two realized this, but ran into an obstacle... they didn't have a common language! Therefore the the silent trade was developed so that both sides could get what they needed without offending the other
The silent trade had a unique process though, first the north africans would leave their salt and other goods, bang a drum and then leave.
The north africans would then walk away and wait at a further location
The Wangarans would walk from their own further location and inspect the good if they wanted to buy them
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