Abasa, Somalia

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Abasa is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
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Country Somalia
Region Awdal
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Abasa is an ancient town in the northwestern Awdal region of Somalia.


Abasa is situated 44 km to the north of Borama, on the road from Zeila. A large town, it features numerous ruined structures stretching over a wide area. The buildings were built in a rectangular style, and the now ruined Abasa Mosque has large columns of two different types: cylindrical and cruciform. 14th to 16th century Islamic pottery and Chinese sherds have also been found here, which are believed to be relics from the Adal Sultanate's commercial activities.[1]

See also


  1. Chittick, Neville (1975). An Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Horn: The British-Somali Expedition. pp. 117–133.