February 2017

Portuguese who owned Prazos

By |2022-09-15T12:36:47+02:00February 3rd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Slaves working on a Prazo.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Portuguese in the Zambezi Valley: Portuguese who owned Prazos

  • These are some the early Portuguese settlers who owned Prazos in the Mutapa Kingdom:
  • De Jesus Xavier
  • Jose De Araujo Lobo
  • Vicente Jose Ribeiro
  • Jose Do Rosario Andrade
  • Sebastiao Moraes Almeida
  • Joao Lobo
  • […]


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Effects of the Prazo system

By |2022-09-15T12:36:47+02:00February 3rd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Portuguese introduced maize as a crop. Image credit voazimbabwe.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Portuguese in the Zambezi Valley: Effects of the Prazo system

  • These were some of the effects of the Prazo system:
  • It led to Portuguese controlling more land
  • The Chikundas soldiers used by Portuguese to guard their land […]

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Places Explored by Antonio Fernandez

By |2022-09-15T12:36:47+02:00February 3rd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

A potrait of Álvaro Fernandes. Image credit princeton.edu

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:The Portuguese in the Zambezi Valley: Places Axplored by Antonio Fernandez

  • His other name(real name) was Álvaro Fernandes
  • He was also known by the pompous title:  Pedro Fernandes de Queirós
  • This is a list of places visited by Antonia Fernandez when […]

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October 2015

The Benefits of the Portuguese Activities in the Mutapa State (Zambezi Valley)

By |2022-09-15T12:41:22+02:00October 4th, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Portuguese introduced maize to Zimbabwe. It has since become the staple. Image credit mediawiki

The Portuguese introduced maize to Zimbabwe. It has since become the staple. Image credit mediawiki ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Benefits of the Portuguese Activities in the Mutapa State

The activities of the Portuguese in the […]


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Reasons for the spread of Portuguese influence in the Zambezi valley

By |2022-09-15T12:41:23+02:00October 4th, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Swahili slave traders. Image credit blogspot.com

Swahili slave traders. Image credit blogspot.com ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Portuguese in Zambezi Valley: Reasons for the spread of Portuguese influence in the Zambezi valley
  • To spread Christianity in the form of the Catholic faith to other countries and in the process,
  • Check the […]

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Crops grown by the Portuguese in their Prazos

By |2022-09-15T12:41:24+02:00October 4th, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

The Portuguese introduced maize to Zimbabwe. It has since become the staple. Image credit mediawiki

The Portuguese introduced maize to Zimbabwe. It has since become the staple. Image credit mediawiki ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Crops grown by the Portuguese in their Prazos
  • The Portuguese grew the following crops in their […]

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The Mutapa rulers who resisted Portuguese control and those who cooperated

By |2022-09-15T12:41:25+02:00October 4th, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

A stamp showing a Portoguese impression of the Mutapa Gatsi Rusere. Notice the decidely European features. Image credit stampdata.com

A stamp showing a Portoguese impression of the Mutapa Gatsi Rusere. Notice the decidely European features. Image credit stampdata.com ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Mutapa rulers who resisted Portuguese control and those […]

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The decline of the Prazo system and the decline of the Portuguese influence in the Interior

By |2022-09-15T12:41:26+02:00October 1st, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Galley slaves. Image credit lead-adventures.de

Galley slaves. Image credit lead-adventures.de ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Portuguese activities in Zambezi valley: The decline of the Prazo system
  • The lack of industry, commerce,education and religious work in prazo areas led to their eventual decline and the crumbling of the prazo system.
  • Most of […]

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The Prazo system

By |2022-09-15T12:41:27+02:00October 1st, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

African workers working on a Prazo. Image credit globalblackhistory.com

African workers working on a Prazo. Image credit globalblackhistory.com ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Portuguese in the Zambezi valley: The Prazo system
  • Prazos were large land grants given to the Portuguese settlers in the Zambezi valley by the Mutapas whose […]

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