Gulf of Berbera

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The modern-day Gulf of Aden used to be called the Gulf of Berbera, according to a medieval Arabic source titled, Taqwīm al-buldān, published in the 14th century.

Abū al-Fidā, who originally authored this work, was one of most renowned geographers of his day. He was an Arab/Kurdish historian and geographer who later became a local ruler in his own right.
 
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It's only called the Gulf of Aden because of the British's love affair with Aden during the colonial era.

In Somalia, it was taught in schools as the Gulf of Berbera when my mom was young. I don't know if it still is though.
 

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