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indianoceanhistory.org

The Indian Ocean Basin is becoming an important topic in middle and high school world history and geography courses, but one for which there are few instructional resources. This web-based resource helps teachers incorporate the Indian Ocean into world history studies by illustrating a variety of interactions that took place in the Indian Ocean ...

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The diverse history of the Indian Ocean is a unique mix of cultures, ethnical groups, natural resources and shipping routes. It grew in importance beginning in the 1960s and 1970s and after the Cold War it has undergone periods of political instability, most recently with the emergence of India and China as regional powers. First settlements

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The Indian Ocean. While roughly 70% of Earth is covered by the world's four oceans, the Indian Ocean is the most unique ocean due to its seasonal circulation patterns, warm temperatures, and ...

www.britannica.com/place/Indian-Ocean

Indian Ocean, body of salt water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the world. It is the smallest, geologically youngest, and physically most complex of the world’s three major oceans. It stretches for more than 6,200 miles (10,000 km) between the southern tips of Africa and Australia and, without its marginal seas, has an area of about 28,360,000 square miles ...

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The Indian Ocean he notes has "a long history of contact and distant voyages done by people from its coasts" unlike the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans which became joined as a common space only after the Fifteenth Century. Study of the subject therefore benefits from a large body of evidence and materials produced over a long period of time which ...

www.amazon.com/Indian-Ocean-World-History-Oxford/dp/0195337875

The Indian Ocean in World History also discusses issues of trade and production that show the long history of exchange throughout the Indian Ocean world; politics and empire-building by both regional and European powers; and the role of religion and religious conversion, focusing mainly on Islam, but also mentioning Hinduism, Buddhism and ...

www.britannica.com/place/Indian-Ocean/Trade-and-transportation

Indian Ocean - Trade and transportation: The economic development of the littoral countries since the mid-20th century has been uneven, following attainment of independence by most states. The formation of regional trade blocs led to an increase in sea trade and the development of new products. Most Indian Ocean states have continued to export raw materials and import manufactured goods ...

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The Indian Ocean covers an area of approximately 70,560,000 square kilometers (27,240,000 square miles). The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world, after the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. The Indian Ocean has a volume of 264,000,000 cubic kilometers (63,000,000 cubic miles) or 19.8% of oceans volume.

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Indian Ocean Trade has been a key factor in East–West exchanges throughout history. Long distance trade in dhows and sailboats made it a dynamic zone of interaction between peoples, cultures ...