Barawa and the Comoros

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Mwana Fatima Hadji Mbarawa grandmother of Mwana Fatima (photo) wa Said Abdallah wa Said Bakar wa Mwigni M ‘ kou, the qualifier ′′ Mbarawa ′′ associated with his father Hadji’s first name seems to refer to the city of Barawa.

Kana-Hazi, in his critical presentation of Mbadjini’s history chronicle, tells us on page 27, that ancient marital alliances were ‘ formed on the African continent, towards Barawa (South Somalia) ‘ between several Clans claiming themselves of Chirazian (Shirazi) ancestry, mixed with Bantu and Arab groups. These Chirazian groups were driven out of Persia, says Kana-Hazi, during the advent of the Bouwaids in 975.

Kana-Hazi continues adding that, ′′ These clans, so ennoblis then evolved autonomously and migrated south, before approaching the Comorian islands.”
And we do not know, from what century the word ′′ Barawa ′′ or ′′ Mbarawa ′′ appeared in the Comoros, which let it pass as one of the testimonies or connections of the Comoros islands with the eastern coasts of Africa (Somalia, Kenya, Zanzibar, Mozambique and even Ethiopia).

It would appear that, Batouli wa Mhudini wa Mwigni M ‘ kou, daughter of Mwana Fatima Hadji Mbarawa, only gave her daughter (Moina Fatima (photo) wa Said Abdallah wa Said Bakar) his mother’s name: Moina Fatima Hadji Mbarawa.

Was she from the Banadir Coast? From this place named Barawa?

Written by Said Bakar Mougné M’kou


Image: Moina Fatima, Said Abdallah, Said Bakar and Mwigni M ‘ kou.
Photo Credit: Housni Said Salim
Sources: Kana-Hazi, Damir Ben Ali.

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