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Dakkar is located in Ethiopia
Location in Ethiopia
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Country Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia
Region Somali
Zone Shinile
Elevation 2,031 m (6,663 ft)

Dakkar was an historical town in eastern modern-day Ethiopia.


It was the second capital of the medieval Adal Sultanate, after the polity moved its initial headquarters from Zeila in modern-day northwestern Somalia.[1]

G.W.B. Huntingford suggests that Dakkar might be the same as the modern Chinhahsan, which is located at the edge of the Marar plain 15 miles NW of Jijiga.[2]


  1. Lewis, I. M. (1999). A Pastoral Democracy: A Study of Pastoralism and Politics Among the Northern Somali of the Horn of Africa. James Currey Publishers. p. 17. ISBN 0852552807.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. G.W.B. Huntingford, Historical Geography of Ethiopia from the first century AD to 1704 (London: British Academy, 1989),p. 87