Djibouti

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Djibouti (Yibuuti, جيبوتي ', Djibouti, Jabuuti, officially the Republic of Djibouti''') is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.wikipedia
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Horn of Africa

HornSomali peninsulanortheastern Africa
Djibouti (Yibuuti, جيبوتي ', Djibouti, Jabuuti, officially the Republic of Djibouti''') is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.
Referred to in ancient and medieval times as the land of the Barbara and Habesha, the Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

Eritrea

State of EritreaEritreanERI
It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somaliland in the southeast.
It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.

Ethiopia

EthiopianAbyssiniaFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somaliland in the southeast. In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden.
It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, the de facto state of Somaliland and Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest.

Somalia

SomaliFederal Republic of SomaliaSOM
In antiquity, the territory together with Somalia was part of the Land of Punt.
The country claims a border with Djibouti through the disputed territory of Somaliland.

Somaliland

RegionRepublic of SomalilandDistrict
It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somaliland in the southeast. Nearby Zeila, now in Somaliland, was the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates.
It is bordered by the remainder of Somalia (per international recognition) to the east, Djibouti to the northwest, and Ethiopia to the south and west.

Gulf of Aden

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The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east.
The Gulf of Aden, formerly known as the Gulf of Berbera, is a deepwater gulf amidst Yemen to the north, the Arabian Sea to the east, Djibouti to the west, and Guardafui Channel, Socotra and Somaliland to the south.

Afar people

AfarAfarsDanakil
The state of Djibouti is predominantly inhabited by two ethnic groups, the Somali and the Afar people, the Somalis being the major ethnic group of the country. In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden.
They primarily live in the Afar Region of Ethiopia and in northern Djibouti, although some also inhabit the southern point of Eritrea.

French Territory of the Afars and the Issas

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It was subsequently renamed to the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas in 1967.
The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (Territoire français des Afars et des Issas) was the name given to present-day Djibouti between 1967 and 1977, while it was still an overseas territory of France.

Djiboutian Civil War

civil wararmed conflictcivil war of the 1990s
In the early 1990s, tensions over government representation led to armed conflict, which ended in a power-sharing agreement in 2000 between the ruling party and the opposition.
The Djiboutian Civil War (also known as the Afar insurgency) was a conflict in Djibouti, lasting from 1991 to 1994 and resulting in thousands of fatalities.

Sultanate of Ifat

Ifat SultanateIfatKingdom of Ifat
Nearby Zeila, now in Somaliland, was the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates.
The kingdom ruled over parts of what are now eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Somalia.

Zeila

AvalitesSaylacZaila
Nearby Zeila, now in Somaliland, was the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates. In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden. Founded in 1285 by the Walashma dynasty, it was centered in Zeila.
Located on the Gulf of Aden coast near the Djibouti border, the town sits on a sandy spit surrounded by the sea.

Land of Punt

PuntKingdom of PuntPuntite
In antiquity, the territory together with Somalia was part of the Land of Punt.
Most scholars today believe Punt was situated to the southeast of Egypt, most likely in the coastal region of modern Djibouti, Somalia, northeast Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the Red Sea littoral of Sudan.

Afar language

AfaraarDanakil
In local languages it is known as Yibuuti (in Afar), جيبوتي, Jībūtī (in Arabic), and Jabuuti (in Somali).
It is spoken by the Afar people inhabiting Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Somali language

SomalisomAf Soomaali
In local languages it is known as Yibuuti (in Afar), جيبوتي, Jībūtī (in Arabic), and Jabuuti (in Somali).
Somali is an official language of Somalia, a national language in Djibouti, and a working language in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.

Ethio-Djibouti Railways

Ethio-Djibouti RailwayFranco-Ethiopian RailwayAddis Ababa-Djibouti railroad
In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden.
The railway is single track and stretched 784 km, of which about 100 km lay in Djibouti.

Obock Region

ObockObock DistrictSouali
From 1862 until 1894, the land to the north of the Gulf of Tadjoura was called "Obock".
The Obock Region (Rakaakay Obock, إقليم أوبوك, Gobolka Obock) is a region in northern Djibouti.

Addis Ababa

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In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden.
Along with Dire Dawa, the city had been spared the aerial bombardment (including the use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas) practiced elsewhere and its railway to Djibouti remained intact.

Ogaden

Ogaden regionOgaden DesertOgadenia
In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden.
The region, which is around 200,000 square kilometres, borders Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya.

Dorra

Rock art of what appear to be antelopes and a giraffe are also found at Dorra and Balho.
Dorra is a village in Djibouti in the mid-north of Tadjoura Region, the largest region.

Awdal

AdalAdwalAwdal Region
He also mentioned that the Adal kingdom had its capital in Zeila, a port city in the northwestern Awdal region abutting Djibouti.
To the east it borders Maroodi Jeex and to its north-west it borders Djibouti, to its south and south-west lies Ethiopia and the Gulf of Aden to its north.

Djibouti (city)

Djibouti CityDjibouticity of Djibouti
This officially marked the establishment of the Republic of Djibouti, named after its capital city. Between Djibouti City and Loyada are a number of anthropomorphic and phallic stelae.
Djibouti City (also called Djibouti; مدينة جيبوتي, Ville de Djibouti, Magaalada Jabuuti, Magaala Gabuuti) is the eponymous capital and largest city of Djibouti.

Walashma dynasty

WalashmadynastiesNahwi bin Mansur bin Umar Walashma
Founded in 1285 by the Walashma dynasty, it was centered in Zeila.
It governed the Ifat and Adal Sultanates in what are present-day northern Somalia, Djibouti and eastern Ethiopia.

Loyada

Between Djibouti City and Loyada are a number of anthropomorphic and phallic stelae.
Loyada is a small town in Djibouti.

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Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 884,017 inhabitants (the smallest in mainland Africa).

Tadjoura

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The Commander of the patrol sloop Le Vaudreuil reported that the Egyptians were occupying the interior between Obock and Tadjoura.
Tadjoura (Tagórri; تاجورة Tağūrah) is one of the oldest towns in Djibouti and the capital of the Tadjourah Region.