This article is about the sultanate in the Horn of Africa. For the historic region, see Ifat (historical region).
Sultanate of Ifat سلطنة عفت
The Ifat Sultanate in the 14th century.
Sunni Islam (state)
• 1185–1228 (first)
• 1376–1403 (last)
Sa'ad ad-Din II
Dinar and Dirham
Sultanate of Shewa
Today part of
Djibouti Ethiopia Somaliland
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 the late 13th century and early 15th century. It was formed in present-day Ethiopia around eastern Shewa in Ifat. Led by the Walashma dynasty, the polity stretched from Zequalla to the port city of Zeila. The kingdom ruled over parts of what are now Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland.
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