Category Somaliland History

Somaliland history can be traced back to ancient times when it was part of the Land of Punt, known for its trade with ancient Egypt. Rock art sites, such as Laas Geel, provide evidence of early human habitation dating back thousands of years.

In the medieval period, Somaliland was part of various Islamic sultanates, such as the Adal Sultanate and the Warsangali Sultanate. The coastal city of Zeila was an important trading hub, connecting the region to the Arabian Peninsula and beyond.