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Sheikh Isaaq's tomb in Maydh.
Sheikh Isaaq's tomb in Maydh.
Maydh is located in Somalie
Location in Somalie.
Coordinates: 11°0′N 47°7′E / 11.000°N 47.117°E / 11.000; 47.117
Country Somalie
Regional_State Puntland
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Maydh (an aa transliteratit Mait) is a toun in the Sanaag region o northren Somalie. It haes an estimatit population o 30,000 residents.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae some experts, the ceety o Maydh wis first populatit bi non-Somali groups like the Oromo. Later, Somali ancestors came tae the aurie, the best documentit o these wis Sheikh Isahaq (Sheekh Isaxaaq), who, accordin tae tradeetion, moved tae Somalie frae Arabie in the 12t or 13t century CE. Sheikh Isaaq is considered tae be the foondin faither o the lairge Isaaq clan that primarily inhabits the Somaliland region o Somalie, as well as Djibouti an the Ogaden. Sheikh Isaaq's domed tomb is an aa locatit here.[1] The graves o the ancestors o the Issa an Gadabuursi clans, whose territories are several hunder miles away, are an aa locatit nearby.[2] As o 2010, Maydh is the major toun fir the Habar Yoonis lineage o Isaaq.

Maydh haes ane elementary schuil an ane middle schuil, but nae seicondary schuil. There are nae health facilities in the toun. The closest hospital is the Ceerigaabo General Hospital, which is situatit aboot 79 km tae the sootheast.

Maydh Island is aboot 30 km tae the NNE in the Gulf o Aden.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. I.M. Lewis, "The Somali Conquest of the Horn of Africa", Journal of African History, 1 (1960), p. 219
  2. Lewis, "Somali Conquest", p. 220

Coordinates: 11°00′N 47°07′E / 11.000°N 47.117°E / 11.000; 47.117