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Tongoni is a small fishing village situated 17 km south of Tanga City. It was once a prosperous and respected trading center in the 15th century. Established by the Shirazi of Persian origin who established Islamic settlements in Eastern Africa such as Kilwa and Mafia.
 Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese sailor is said to have first visited Tongoni in April 1498. He made a second visit the next year and spent 14 days in Tongoni. Tongoni ruins consists of mosques and tombs, remains of residential house of the first shiraz and the location of the first port before Tanga.
 
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Tongoni Ruins:

Established by the Shirazi of Persian origin who established Islamic settlements in Eastern Africa such as Kilwa and Mafia.  Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese sailor is

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