Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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António Caiado
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Little is known about António Caiado (sometimes spelt Cayado), apart from the fact that he was living in eastern Africa during the second half of the 16th century. He seems to have been a trader. Contemporary references from Luís Fróis (da Silva Rego, Documents, p. 43) say that he was Portuguese and a good friend of the King of Monomotapa, and that he acted as intermediary and interpreter for Dom Gonçalo de Si…

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Chesworth, John, “António Caiado”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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