Arabi, Ethiopia

Arabi (Somali: Araabi), is a town located in the Dembel district of the Sitti Zone, in the Somali region of Ethiopia. It is located in the famous Harrawa Valley in the Gadabuursi country.[1]

Arabi
Araabi (Somali)
Town
Arabi is located in Ethiopia
Arabi
Arabi
Location in Ethiopia
Coordinates: 09°56′01″N 42°43′03″E / 9.93361°N 42.71750°E / 9.93361; 42.71750Coordinates: 09°56′01″N 42°43′03″E / 9.93361°N 42.71750°E / 9.93361; 42.71750
Country Ethiopia
RegionSomali Region
DistrictDembel, Sitti Zone
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
ClimateBSh

HistoryEdit

Arabi is an old settlement and is the final resting place of Ugaas Cabdi Ugaas Cali (died: 1664), Ugaas and leader of the Gadabuursi Dir clan.[2] Arabi is located in the famous Harrawa Valley in the Gadabuursi country.[3]

The Ethiopian Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs and the UNHCR together opened a refugee camp in Arabi in the late 1980s and early 1990s to serve refugees of Gadabuursi origin.[4][5]

DemographicsEdit

The town and region is primarily inhabited by the Bahabar 'Abdalle subclan of the Gadabuursi Dir clan.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Omar, Mohamed Osman, 2001, The Scramble for the Horn of Africa, History of Somalis
  2. ^ Nur, Sheikh Abdurahman 1993 "Ilbaxnimadii Adal Iyo Sooyaalkii Soomaaliyeed: The Renaissance of Adal Somali history". 1993.
  3. ^ Omar, Mohamed Osman, 2001, The Scramble for the Horn of Africa, History of Somalis
  4. ^ Ali, Zeynab (2016). Cataclysm: Secrets of the Horn of Africa. ISBN 9781524564087.
  5. ^ "UNHCR: Situation Horn of Africa Somalia". 2020.
  6. ^ Hayward, R. J.; Lewis, I. M. (2005-08-17). Voice and Power. Routledge. p. 136. ISBN 9781135751753.
  7. ^ http://www.fsnau.org/ipc/population-table Population census by UNFP based on Somalia.