Founding of the Hobyo Kingdom 1870s

[ 1870 ]

Sultan Yuusuf Ali Keenadiid of Hobyo (Obbia)...

A decade later, in the 1870s, Keenadiid returned from Arabia with a score of Hadhrami musketeers and a band of devoted lieutenants. With their help, he carved out the small kingdom of Hobyo after conquering the local Hawiye clans. Both kingdoms, however, were gradually absorbed by the extension into southern Somalia of Italian colonial rule in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

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