Portugal was the first European nation to trade in Africa. However, their initial goal was not to trade in Africa. Their goal was to sail around it to reach Asia. Sailing around Africa would help them to bypass the Muslim merchants that dominated the land area between Europe and Asia. When the Portuguese began sailing around Africa to reach Asia, they established trading settlements along the west coast of Africa.
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