The Somali Conquest of the Horn of Africa

  title={The Somali Conquest of the Horn of Africa},
  author={Ioan M. Lewis},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={213 - 230}
  • I. Lewis
  • Published 1 July 1960
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of African History
One of the most sustained and in its effects far-reaching movements of population in the recent history of North Eastern Africa is the expansion of the Hamitic Somali from the shores of the Gulf of Aden to the plains of Northern Kenya over the last ten centuries. Although written historical evidence is available for only a few periods, oral tradition is so abundant, and from a variety of sources both inside and outside Somaliland, so much in agreement, that it is possible to reconstruct much of… 
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