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The Harla, also known as Harala, Haralla[1] are an ethnic group that once inhabited Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia. They spoke the now-extinct Harla language, which belonged to either the Cushitic[2] or Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic family.[3][4][5]

  1. ^ Lafkioui, Mena. African Arabic: Approaches to Dialectology. De Gruyter. p. 193.
  2. ^ Wilding, Richard. The shorefolk: aspects of the early development of Swahili communities. Fort Jesus occasional papers.
  3. ^ Gebissa 2004, p. 36.
  4. ^ Levtzion, Nehemia; Pouwels, Randall (2000). The History of Islam in Africa. Ohio University Press. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-8214-4461-0.
  5. ^ Braukämper 2002, p. 18.

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