Pre-colonial Hajj pilgrims used Berbera port

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I found another source saying similar things. So Berbera was really that special huh

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Sxb Berbera was massive in the precolonial era, every year during the trading season, over 60,000 people would populate it.

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@World here is more interesting history about pre-colonial Berbera.

Berbera was 2nd to none. Most of the commerce north of the Shabelle (Galbeed/Ogaden) was connected to Berbera, and trade to the west of Berbera reached Harar & Shewa!

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The traders in Berbera used to get coffee from Harar and shipped them to Arabian ports:

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The locals in Berbera got rich very fast.

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Did you know the Mijerten Sultanate exported 3% of what the locals Berbera & Bulhar owned?

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@World here is more interesting history about pre-colonial Berbera.

Berbera was 2nd to none. Most of the commerce north of the Shabelle (Galbeed/Ogaden) was connected to Berbera, and trade to the west of Berbera reached Harar & Shewa!

AFmTDI9.png


uas77bh.jpg


The traders in Berbera used to get coffee from Harar and shipped them to Arabian ports:

xTM5dPK.jpg


The locals in Berbera got rich very fast.

olzNe86.png


Did you know the Mijerten Sultanate exported 3% of what the locals Berbera & Bulhar owned:

7fmVjIyl.png
Imagine if Bullahar wasn't destroyed:ohhh:
 

Saalax Bidaar

Truthfulness so often goes with ruthlessness
The Somali specially the Isaak have rich history literally. If anything the colonialism and the successive Somali regimes have put us back not forward

May we return to our glorious merchant past
 
A popular Harari saying held that: "He who commands at Berbera, holds the beard of Harar in his hands".

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Mashaallah
We ISAAQ .The bravest, very influential, gobanimada, we literally break barriers. Natural born leaders. love my people wallahi.
 
Wow, we traded steel and cloth for slaves:damedamn:

Other way around. We traded slaves (mainly Oromo/Galla), livestock, gums (Frankincense & Myrrh), coffee, ivory and ostrich feathers in return for metals (iron, steel, zinc & lead), cloths, rice, dates, firearms and so on.
 
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