West Africa Silent Trade

West Africa Silent Trade

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  • Silent trade is a method by which traders who cannot speak each other's language can trade without talking. Silent trade was used by people who could not speak the same language. Silent trade took place in north and west Africa.
  • By: Lauren Kleist
  • The caravans arrived bringing their goods.
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  • They spread out their goods along the river.
  • The traders beat on a drum to announce that they were making an offer to trade.
  • Step 3
  • Then they walk several miles away from the site.
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  • When the Wangarans heard the drum, they traveled to the site by boat.
  • Step 5
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