Contrary to how it looks today, Somali has experienced a golden age through the civilization its people in history. We will tell you about the wonderful side of the story

Zeila
Zeila

Origins

The Somali people together with the Oromos, the Afars, the Sidamos and the Bejas concern the great Kushite people. Kush is the old name of Sudan and is even mentioned in the writings of Pharaoh Akhenaten. It seems that the brothers come from a branch of the first Sudanese. Before their Islam they practiced the African spirit and the English language was African. The Somalis’ sleek and shiny hair is a variation of the black breed without fusion. The brothers have probably been to Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia since ancient times.

Somali couple The people of the horn of Africa have naturally straight hairs
The Somalis

The emergence of the Somali civilization

The emergence of this civilization covers all of West Africa in relation to the Arabs and Persians who arrived around the 9th century. And by trading with East and Asia, the Somali people will have achieved their sovereignty. However, more detailed research endangered this employee. The oldest city in the Far East appears to be a city called Rhapta, which was written by the Greeks 2000 years ago. In 2016, Divers researcher Alan Sutton discovered the remains of a large, high-profile Japanese city that could be Rhapta

In addition, a study of Swahili civilization in Tanzania-Kenya shows that it is not Arabic or Persian, but African. We discovered Roman coins in Somalia and Tanzania, which leads us to the conclusion that Africans from the Far East acted internationally before Arab relations. In the end, the residents and kings who find explorers in the area are mostly black, even blacker than the modern residents. All of this shows that Eastern civilization was at the forefront of Arab and Persian contact. Although the divinity should penetrate deeper into the civilization of Somali civilization, Somalia is probably the most important Africa in its basics.

Ruines d'une ville ancienne large de 4 Km au large de la Tanzanie, et découvertes en 2016 A noter les immenses blocs de corail taillé Rhapta?
Ruins of an ancient city wide of 4 km in Tanzania, and discovered in 2016. Note the immense blocks of carved coral. Rhapta ?

Researcher RP Matthews thus says “all those cities on the east coast were essentially African … It is increasingly clear that they cannot be considered as Arab or Persian colonies … according to the descriptions given by the geographers of the Middle Age, those inhabitants were doubtless blacks and they even had a more negroid type than that of the present population …”.

The organization of the Somali Sultanates

The Somali cities were divided into Sultanates in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Among them are Adal, Ifat, Ajuran, Wargansali, Mogadishu.

The Sultan of Mogadishu had ministers, legal experts, commanders, and many other officials. There were some eunuchs at the court. The Arab traveler Ibn Battuta described the presence of men carrying umbrellas with a golden bird above in the royal procession. He noted that the practice was identical to that of West Africa (Mali Empire). The great bird (Horus) associated to the sovereign, which was also found in Egypt, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and among the Yorubas, shows that the Somali power was basically African.

Ibn Battuta still described in the 14th century, the elites dressed in silky outfits and the Sultan wearing a large furred cloak imported from Jerusalem with Egyptian linen embroidered on the edges, a silk loincloth and a turban.

L'ancien port de Mogadiscio
The ancient port of Mogadishu

Doing business is one of the pillars of the Somali economy. Most wealthy business people live in Mogadishu. Exports come with high quality fabrics, gold and ivory. The work of the station was very developed. Every coast of East Africa – from Somalia to Mozambique – enjoys unique economic prosperity that is fueled by Zimbabwe’s mining activities

The Somali sultanates fed their coins and the coins were in the names of successive kings. The presence of these coins is guaranteed in the United Arab Emirates. Coins from Sri Lanka, Vietnam and China were found in Somalia. The Somali immigration authorities came to China in the 16th century and vice versa. There are plenty of camels, wheat, barley, spices, fruits, etc. on the markets. The Somali fed so well that they were very fat.

Somali cities and their architecture

In the 15th century, a Chinese man visited the city and reported the presence of four to five storeys buildings [2]. But it was the Arab traveler Ibn Battuta who visited much of Africa in the 14th century and left us with the most valuable piece of Somali civilization.

Ibn Battuta who had visited Asia and the Arab-Muslim world first abhorred Zeila, which was facing urbanization issues and said – although it’s a big city – it is ” the dirtiest, the most unpleasant …” city of the world “[3]. Then from Mogadishu, he says that it is a city of an “excessively wide” size. This qualifier used by an Arab of that time is comparable to that of an American’s today who would use the same words. Mogadishu was gigantic.

Vasco de Gama said of Mogadishu in the 15th century that it was a large city with imposing palaces and mosques with large cylindrical minarets in its center, as well as 5 floor-high-houses [4]

Marka
Marka
Hafun
Hafun
Gondershe
Gondershe
Hafun
Hafun
Hafun
Hafun
Remarquez le travail fait sur cette porte
Pay attention to the artwork done on this entrance
Mogadishu
Mogadishu
Taleh
Taleh

The decline of the Somali civilization

Somalia’s civilian population declined due to the attacks of the European slave trade. In the 16th century, the large cities of the Somalia were nothing more than a shadow of their own before they came under the Arab Empire.

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