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B. LATER HISTORY OF THE NATIVE TRIBES

THE aboriginal tribes of Zanzibar are, as has already been stated, mainly three, the Wahadimu, the Watumbatu, and the Wapemba.

The Wahadimu do very little travelling about, as they are purely agricultural people, except for a few who fish; the only big exception to this is when they visit Pemba at the time of a large crop, to pick cloves. The Watumbatu, on the other hand, are great sailors, and most of the dhows plying in Zanzibar waters are manned by these people. The African Pilot says: " Tumbatu has the reputation of supplying the best sailors and pilots for the Zanzibar seas."