Hello! My name is Babajide and I'm here to inform you about Silent Trade. Silent Trade was a form of trade where the two sides never meet, it was used between traders Africa. It was most popular from 400 CE to 800 CE. Some of the trades included a middleman who would assist the traders. Sometimes Silent Trade also was called Silent Bartering.
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In Silent Trade there was a person called a middleman and they spoke multiple languages and could assist traders. The middleman began the process by talking between colonies to find out a specific date, time, and location for the trade.
At the planned location, the first colony would drop off their goods and then leave.
The first colony to drop their goods would announce they are making an offered trade by drumming signals to the other colony.
When the second colony heard the drumming, they would travel to the sight by boat.
Then the second colony would inspect the first colonies trade.