Fig. 17 Ocean going Arab dhows carried the culture of Arabia to India and the eastern coast of Africa, known as the Zinj. This traffic was already going on in the day of Mohammed, so Islam and Allah were carried there also. In India, the Vedanta Hindi word for "lord" is "Isa." The dhow was also used on the coast of North Africa, by Arab Pirates in the 1800s, so effectively that the USA had to send naval defense of its interests.