|Johann Jakob Erhardt|
|Known for||Map of East African lakes|
Why is Ludwig Krapf remembered in the history of East Africa?
Krapf played an important role in exploring East Africa with Johannes Rebmann. They were the first Europeans to see Mount Kenya with the help of Kikuyus who dwelled at its slopes and Kilimanjaro. Krapf also played a key role in exploring the East African coastline.
|Johann Ludwig Krapf|
Why did the missionaries come to East Africa?
– The European Christian Missionaries came to East Africa to spread Christianity to the people of East Africa who were pagans. – They came to abolish slave trade and slavery in East Africa which had caused untold suffering and misery to the people.
Who was the first European to come to East Africa?
Portuguese explorer Prince Henry, known as the Navigator, was the first European to methodically explore Africa and the oceanic route to the Indies.
What impact did missionaries have on Africa?
The effects of missionaries on West Africa included a loss of cultural identity, a change in the unity of West Africa, an increase of nationalism, and a spread of Christianity due to trained black missionaries.
How did Christianity spread in East Africa?
Christianity has been spread in Africa by Africans. It is the story of peoples seizing control of their own spiritual destinies—rather than the commonplace notion that the continent’s Christian churches represent colonial and capitalist powers that helped subdue Africans to European domination.
What was the main reason for the coming of missionaries?
The missionaries were tasked by their home governments to preach ideas of love, respect, brotherhood, forgiveness, tolerance and non violence so that when the colonialists come, they would meet less resistance from the East Africans. It’s also argued that missionaries wanted to “civilize” East Africans.