The British Somaliland-Ethiopia Boundary

Author : E. H. M. Clifford

Year : 1936

AN Arab sultanate with its capital at Zeila was founded by emigrants from the Yemen in, it is said, the seventh century A.D., and in the thirteenth century became powerful as the Empire of the Adals. It is interesting to note this name. Zeila is called by the Greek geographers' A8vAq1a, and Somalis to-day know it as Audal. In the sixteenth century the Arab influence was decreasing and the capital was transferred inland to Harar….