Global Information Lookup Global Information

Sultanate of Ifat information

Sultanate of Ifat
سلطنة عفت
The Ifat Sultanate in the 14th century.
The Ifat Sultanate in the 14th century.
CapitalShewa, Harar plateau, and Zeila present day Somaliland
Common languagesSomali, Harari, Arabic, Afar, Argobba and other
languages[citation needed]
• Established
• Disestablished
CurrencyDinar and Dirham[1]
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Sultanate of Ifat Kingdom of Adal
Sultanate of Ifat Sultanate of Shewa
Adal Sultanate Sultanate of Ifat
Today part ofDjibouti

The Sultanate of Ifat, known as Wafāt or Awfāt in Arabic texts,[2] was a medieval Sunni Muslim state in the eastern regions of the Horn of Africa between the late 13th century and early 15th century.[3][4][5] It was formed in present-day Ethiopia around eastern Shewa[6][7][8] or Zeila.[9][10] Led by the Walashma dynasty, the polity stretched from Zequalla to the port city of Zeila.[11] The kingdom ruled over parts of what are now Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland.

  1. ^ Zakeria, Ahmed (1991). "Harari Coins: A Preliminary Survey". Journal of Ethiopian Studies. Institute of Ethiopian Studies. 24: 23–46. JSTOR 41965992.
  2. ^ Trimingham, J. Spencer (2013) [1952]. Islam in Ethiopia. London: Routledge. p. 58. ISBN 9781136970221.
  3. ^ The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica (1998). Ifat: historical state. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  4. ^ J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, Religions of the World, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, page 2663
  5. ^ Asafa Jalata, State Crises, Globalisation, And National Movements In North-east Africa page 3-4
  6. ^ Ullendorff, Edward (1966). "The Glorious Victories of 'Amda Ṣeyon, King of Ethiopia". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Cambridge University Press. 29 (3): 601. doi:10.1017/S0041977X00073432. JSTOR 611476. S2CID 162414707.
  7. ^ Østebø, Terje. Localising Salafism Religious Change Among Oromo Muslims in Bale, Ethiopia. BRILL. pp. 56–57.
  8. ^ Pankhurst, Richard (1997). The Ethiopian Borderlands: Essays in Regional History from Ancient Times to the End of the 18th Century. The Red Sea Press. p. 39. ISBN 9780932415196.
  9. ^ A Concise History of Islam Hardcover page 164
  10. ^ Encyclopedia of Africa south of the Sahara page 62
  11. ^ Huntingford, G.W.B. "Arabic Inscriptions in Southern Ethiopia". Cambridge University Press.

and 28 Related for: Sultanate of Ifat information

Request time (Page generated in 1.409 seconds.)

Sultanate of Ifat

Last Update:

The Sultanate of Ifat, known as Wafāt or Awfāt in Arabic texts, was a medieval Sunni Muslim state in the eastern regions of the Horn of Africa between...

Word Count : 4303

Walashma dynasty

Last Update:

Ifat and Adal Sultanates in what are present-day Somaliland, Djibouti and eastern Ethiopia. According to some, the Walashma princes of Ifat and Adal possessed...

Word Count : 1561


Last Update:

including the Sultanate of Ifat and the Adal Sultanate. In the 18th century, the Isaaq Sultanate, a Somali successor state to the Adal Sultanate, was established...

Word Count : 17819

Adal Sultanate

Last Update:

Horn of Africa. It was founded by Sabr ad-Din II after the fall of the Sultanate of Ifat. The kingdom flourished circa 1415 to 1577. The sultanate and...

Word Count : 6358

History of East Africa

Last Update:

of the royal family known as the Walashma Dynasty, which later governed both the Ifat Sultanate and the Adal Sultanate during the Middle Ages. Ifat first...

Word Count : 10775


Last Update:

eastern Ethiopia Sultanate of Hobyo, in central Somalia Sultanate of Ifat, in Somaliland, Djibouti and eastern Ethiopia Sultanate of Mogadishu, in south-central...

Word Count : 3569

Makhzumi dynasty

Last Update:

became one of the seven districts of Ifat sultanate. Tegulat, previously the capital of Shewa Sultanate, is situated on a mountain 24 km north of Debre Berhan...

Word Count : 1611

Ethiopian Empire

Last Update:

Italo-Ethiopian War (1935–1936) Sultanate of Ifat Sultanate of Showa Zemene Mesafint (1755–1855) The old tradition of the Ethiopian emperors was travelling...

Word Count : 5119


Last Update:

Ifat may refer to: Sultanate of Ifat, a Muslim sultanate in the northern Horn of Africa Yifat (Ethiopia), a historical and traditional province of Shewa...

Word Count : 97


Last Update:

written reference of the sobriquet Somali, however, dates back to the 15th century. During the conflict between the Sultanate of Ifat based at Zeila and...

Word Count : 16756

Kingdom of Belgin

Last Update:

Aswan and Massawa. Sultanate of Ifat Adal Sultanate Kingdom of Bazin Kingdom of Jarin Kingdom of Nagash Kingdom of Qita'a Kingdom of Tankish Elzein, Intisar...

Word Count : 90


Last Update:

Horn of Africa. In the Late Middle Ages, Muslim states were established, including the Sultanate of Ifat, and its successor the Adal Sultanate. Discontent...

Word Count : 6095

Imamate of Aussa

Last Update:

Sultanate Mudaito dynasty Sultanate of Ifat Ajuran Sultanate Harbeson, John. Territorial and Development Politics in the Horn of Africa: The Afar of the...

Word Count : 365

Sultanate of Aussa

Last Update:

The Sultanate of Aussa was a kingdom that existed in the Afar Region in eastern Ethiopia in the 18th and 20th centuries. It was considered to be the leading...

Word Count : 1329

List of conflicts in Ethiopia

Last Update:

conquest of the Sultanate of Ifat 1445 Adal invasion of Ethiopia 1529–1543 Ethiopian-Adal War March 1529 Battle of Shimbra Kure 1531 Battle of Antukyah...

Word Count : 812

List of Muslim states and dynasties

Last Update:

Majeerteen Sultanate (1600–1927) Geledi Sultanate (1843–1908) Hobyo Sultanate (1878–1925) Sultanate of Showa (896-1285) Sultanate of Ifat (1185–1415)...

Word Count : 4914

Ajuran Sultanate

Last Update:

Horn of Africa that dominated the trade in the northern Indian ocean. They belonged to the Somali Muslim sultanate that ruled over large parts of the Horn...

Word Count : 4729

Kingdom of Nagash

Last Update:

Massawa. Sultanate of Shewa Sultanate of Ifat Adal Sultanate Kingdom of Bazin Kingdom of Belgin Kingdom of Jarin Kingdom of Qita'a Kingdom of Tankish Elzein...

Word Count : 86

Somali Civil War

Last Update:

aṣ-ṣūmāliyya) is an ongoing civil war that is taking place in Somalia. It grew out of resistance to the military junta which was led by Siad Barre during the 1980s...

Word Count : 8977

Territorial evolution of Ethiopia

Last Update:

plateau. As the Sultanate of Ifat was established in 1277, the Mukhzumite sultanate came to an end in 1285 after a defeat by the sultan of Quraysh, who annexed...

Word Count : 3219

Kingdom of Tankish

Last Update:

Massawa. Sultanate of Shewa Sultanate of Ifat Adal Sultanate Kingdom of Bazin Kingdom of Belgin Kingdom of Jarin Kingdom of Nagash Kingdom of Qita'a Elzein...

Word Count : 86

African empires

Last Update:

(1270–1974) Sultanate of Ifat (1285–1415) Isaaq Sultanate (17th century –1884) Ajuran Sultanate (1300s–1700s) Adal Sultanate (1415–1555) Sultanate of Harar...

Word Count : 2600

Greater Somalia

Last Update:

(all of which were part of the former North Eastern Province which was abolished in 2013). Since the beginning of the 20th century the concept of Greater...

Word Count : 1936

Sultanate of Dawaro

Last Update:

subjugation. It was roughly equal in size, population and power to the early Ifat Sultanate. Braukämper, Ulrich (2002). Islamic History and Culture in Southern...

Word Count : 302

2nd millennium

Last Update:

(from c. 1180) Sultanate of Ifat, Horn of Africa (1285–1415) Mali Empire, Sahel (c. 1230–1600) Songhai Empire, Sahel (c. 1464–1591) Empire of Kitara, East...

Word Count : 1376

Amda Seyon I

Last Update:

integrated, providing troops for his 1332 campaigns against the Sultanate of Ifat. The King of Hadiya, Amano, refused to visit the emperor and give his tribute...

Word Count : 5215

Oromo people

Last Update:

historical events. One mention of the Oromo before the Oromo expansion was when the Oromo led a campaign against the Sultanate of Ifat, the campaign being named...

Word Count : 8092


Last Update:

foot-soldiers . The city of Dire Dawa was originally called Diri Dhaba and used to be part of the Sultanate of Ifat and Adal Sultanate during the medieval...

Word Count : 1409

PDF Search Engine ©