Sultanate of Bale

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The Sultanate of Bale was a Somali Muslim sultanate founded in the Bale Mountains and corresponding roughly to the modern Bale Zone. Bale was the largest and most wild of the medieval sultanates of Ethiopia. Like most of the Islamic sultanates of Ethiopia, Bale was conquered by Amde Seyon in the 1320s, and would remain under Abyssinian occupation until Ahmeduddin Badlay's victory over Emperor Yeshaq I in 1429.