preserving Banadir Heritage & History

Welcome to your source of information and database for topics related to the Banadir Region, and the Swahili Coast, with the addition of a reading list section where readers can gain access to various historical and rare collections and books written on the Banadir and Swahili Coast.

Whether you are a diligent researcher, an inquisitive student, or simply intrigued by these areas, our database serves as an ideal resource for obtaining accurate and comprehensive information.

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Discover all the latest news, current events, articles, and blogs exclusively focusing on the Banadir Coast, presented in English for your convenience. Stay informed and connected with the happenings on the coast through our platform.


Our vast collection of ebooks covers the rich history of the Banadir and Swahili Coast regions. We firmly believe that history plays a pivotal role in shaping our present and future. Words have the power to transform the world around us, and through the study of history, we can gain a deeper understanding of the society we live in.Our ebooks provide a window into the past, allowing readers to develop a sense of identity and a connection to their collective

The Banadir and Ancient Yemen

In this transcribed oral history recorded originally from a Bajuni Shaykh, we learn of a story that details the origin of many towns on the Banadir as well as the Swahili coast. Introduction The author is Shaykh Fāḍil bin ʿUmar al-Bawrī from Pate Island in Kenya which is close to

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