The Sultanate of Showa (Sultanate of Shewa) was a kingdom of uncertain historical origins situated between the Ethiopian Highlands and the Awash River valley. It was located approximately 70 km northeast of Addis Ababa, around the town of Walale. The area roughly corresponds with the modern-day North Shewa Zone.
There were nine recorded Sulṭāns of Showa, who asserted descent from Wudd ibn Hisham al-Makhzumi. The Showa chronicle records two other names before Sulṭān Malasmaʿī, but it is not clear what is their relationship with the Makhzumi dynasty.
1180 - 1183
1183 - 1193
1193 - 1235
1235 - 1239
Son of Sulṭān Ḥusein.
1252 - 1262
1239 - 1252
Son of Sulṭān Maḥamed. Married Fatimah Aydargun, daughter of Sulṭān ʿAli "Baziwi" ʿUmar of Ifat in 1245, mother of Sultan Dilmārrah.
1262 - 1263
Son of Sulṭān Ganah. Abdicated in favor of his elder brother.
1263 - 1278
Son of Sulṭān Ganah. He was deposed by Dilmārrah in 1269. He sought assistance from Yekuno Amlak in restoring his rule, and was briefly restored to the throne in July 1278, but was deposed again by August.
1269 - 1283
Son of Sulṭān Mālzarrah. He was half-Walashma on his mother's side, and also married a Walashma princess. When Yekuno Amlak overthrew him to re-install Dil-Gāmis in July 1278, the Sultanate of Ifat invaded and restored his rule. In 1280, Showa was incorporated into Ifat, and he was murdered in 1283, bringing a definitive end to the Sultanate of Showa.
1279 - 1279
Son of Sulṭān Ganah. Briefly deposed Sulṭān Mālzarrah to restore the rule of the sons of Ganah. However, this rebellion was short lived, and Showa would be annexed into Ifat the following year.