British Somaliland


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British Somaliland

A former British protectorate of eastern Africa in present-day northwest Somalia on the Gulf of Aden. It was combined with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia.
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British Somaliland

n
(Placename) a former British protectorate (1884–1960) in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: united with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia (or the Somali Republic); in 1991 the self-styled republic of Somaliland, covering the same area as the former British Somaliland, declared itself independent and continues to function largely as a separate entity, though without international recognition
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Brit′ish Soma′liland


n.
a former British protectorate in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: now the N part of Somalia.
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It was this arrangement that saw the creation of what was known as British Somaliland (now the unrecognised state of Somaliland) and the Italian Somaliland the chaotic part of Somalia.SEA BOUNDARIESThat chaos is now returning to haunt us, and as documents filed in a Kenyan court say in part, Somalia is now a "client state" and multinational oil buccaneers appear to be calling the shots and want to redo the colonial sea boundaries that had been accepted as following a line of latitude on entry into the ocean.
The book examines the interconnected histories of Somalis who historically have been pastoralists in northern Kenya and Isaaq and Harti Somalis who came to Kenya during colonial times from British Somaliland, Aden and Kismayo.
1940: Italian forces begin a successful invasion of British Somaliland: their occupation would be ended by a counter-invasion within eight months.
Somalia never really stabilized for any great period of time following the unification of Italian Somaliland and British Somaliland in to form the Somali Republic on July 1, 1960.
The last British governor of the protectorate said something similar "we are leaving British Somaliland but the friendship between here and the UK will flourish again" "one good turn deserves another" has never the case.
While Italy claimed south-central Somalia, Britain formed "British Somaliland" in the north.
"But British Somaliland had borders and was recognised." In 1960, the former British Somaliland gained independence as the State of Somaliland but then united with the then Trust Territory of Somalia shortly afterwards to form the Somali Republic.
(30) Due to administrative differences, the British Somaliland Protectorate was granted independence from Great Britain on June 26, 1960, (31) while the Somalia Trusteeship became independent from Italy on July 1, 1960.
Somali Republic was a combination of British Somaliland and Italian Somalia.
After the fall of British Somaliland, the British spent the fall of 1940, consolidating their positions in East Africa, integrating the above mentioned reinforcements, and launching harassment raids into Ethiopia.
After the war she was involved with the Russian Civil War and in British Somaliland in 1920.
The boundary between Ethiopia and British Somaliland was established in 1897 through treaty negotiations between British negotiators and King Menelik.

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