Source: Arabia and the Isles, By Harold Ingrams with Foreword by Sir Bernard Reilly (Governor of Aden) printed by Wyman & Sons Ltd. London 1942
“I was glad to see the Comorros Islands, for they were extremely beautiful, but quite different from the coral islaes of Zanzibar and Pemba; they are not only much smaller but mountainous and volcanic. These physical differences apart, their civilization is an extension of Swahili and Arab cultures. They owe their name, so it is said, to the Qamr or Moon Mountains of the Mahra country (Oman/Yemen), and were settled by Jews in the time of Solomon, but later they were governed by the Persians who founded the states of the Zenj Empire”
It has become apparent to Melek Media House that the origins of the islanders throughout the Archipelagos of Zanzibar, the Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion and Mauritius are not always slave-trade related. There are people that inhabited Zanzibar before the Persians or Arabs arrived, and they were not Bantu peoples. Till now, noone can account for their origins, but ancient (Roman/Greek) sources described them as being a brown/red African type with links to Egypt. MMH suggest that they were/are Afro-Semetic Kushites, Hebrew Israelites, who have their origins in Jerusalem and not in the Bantu areas of inner East Africa (Congo etc.) Essentially, the Indian Ocean island territories were settled by Black Jews and their identity has been lost in the Arabization and Islamicization of the people by Persian and Arab peoples. Zanzibar is one of the most colonized countries in history, being controlled by Persians, Arabs, Portuguese, British and German foreign governments respectively. There are a lot of layers to peel back to find the Hebrew identity of the original islanders. More to come on this topic as Jah provides. Shalom Rastafari!