Shewa, Harar plateau, and Zeila present day Somaliland
Somali, Harari, Arabic, Afar, Argobba and other languages
Dinar and Dirham
Sultanate of Showa
Today part of
Djibouti Eritrea 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 or Zeila. 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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