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History of the Chinese in Barawa

Zheng He (1371 to 1435)We owe the first eye-witness account of Brava to the Chinese travellers of the early fifteenth century. The Chinese fleet, under the leadership of Admiral Cheng Ho (also known as Zeng He), undertook several voyages to the Western Indian Ocean from 1417 to 1431, (Filesi, 1975).

History of the Chinese in Barawa
History of the Portuguese in Barawa

This article will seek to explore the interactions between Portugal and Barawa in its historical context and the impact it left on the coast.Throughout the course of history, the Indian Ocean was a contested location in the maritime facet. The strategic location it sat on which connected Africa, Arabia,

History of the Portuguese in Barawa
The Origins of Barawa

OverviewBarawa is located in the Southwest of Somalia, and southernmost city of the Banadir coast. It lies approximately 200km south of Mogadishu and 100km south of Marka. Historically it makes up for one of the major ports in the Banadir Coast and home to the Barawa people referred to as 'Wantu Wa Mini'.

The Origins of Barawa
Twin Mosques (Masaajidka Matanaha)

The Aw Mukhtar & Aw Sheikh Omar also known as the Twin Mosques (Somali: Masaajidka Mataanaha) is now a large mosque in the historical Hamar Weyne district in Mogadishu.OverviewThe Twin mosques up until recently was made up of 2 separate mosques the Aw Muqtaar mosque which is rumoured to have existed

Twin Mosques (Masaajidka Matanaha)
The Historical Town of Barawa and its Earliest Inhabitants

Written by Allesandra VianeloIntroductionBarawa is the southernmost of the Benadir ports, lying approximately 200 km. south of Mogadishu and 100 km. south of Merka. Despite these comparatively short distances, during the nineteenth century most travellers and traders reached the town by sea, as the land

The Historical Town of Barawa and its Earliest Inhabitants

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Barawa

The Origins of Barawa

Overview Barawa is located in the Southwest of Somalia, and southernmost city of the Banadir coast. It lies approximately 200km south of Mogadishu and 100km

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