Sultanate Of Ifat

Sultanate of Ifat was a medieval Sunni Muslim state in the Horn of Africa, between the late 13th century and early 15th century in what is now Somaliland, Djibouti, and eastern Ethiopia. Ifat Sultanate had numerous wars with the neighbouring Ethiopian kingdom. It was very likely formed in Zeila, a town in Somaliland’s Awdal region located on the Gulf of Berbera coast near the Djibouti border. 

The Demographics of Ifat Sultanate were, according to Nehemia Levtzion Randall Pouwels, and Ulrich Brakumper. Were nomadic groups such as Somalilanders, Afars and Werjih people, the Hararis, Argobbas and the extinct Harla. I will cover more about the sultanate so keep an eye out for the next blog about Ifat Sultanate, where we will cover who the founders were and how and when the Sultanate ended.

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