African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 185

Article in Press

The Mammedoch Ruling Dynasty of Wollo Province in Ethiopia

Misganaw Tadesse

  •  Received: 21 July 2021
  •  Accepted: 31 August 2021
This paper emphasizes on one of the Muslim dynasties, the Mammedoch, which was established and exercised political power in Wollo province of Ethiopia. In its long history, various Muslim states have been emerged in the different parts of Ethiopia. These Muslim states have played a great role in administering the Muslim communities of the country. Though the dynasties had an overseeing role up on their community, they were considered as illegitimate primarily due to their religious background. In spite of its historical importance, the political and religious backdrop of the Mammedoch ruling family has been neglected by scholars. Putting the geographical and historical developments in context, the central argument of this article is aimed at verifying how the Mammedoch had served as a political entity of Wollo province. The methods employed in this research were principally qualitative, extensive reading of relevant literature, and field observations made in the different districts of Wollo Province at different times

Keywords: Dynasty, Muslim, Mammedoch, Wollo, Ethiopia