Battle of Gomit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Gomit
Date 1445
Location Gomit, Ethiopia
Result Ethiopian victory
Ethiopia Adal Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Zara Yaqob Badlay ibn Sa'ad ad-Din
Casualties and losses
Badlay ibn Sa'ad ad-Din

The Battle of Gomit (another name: battle of Ygubba[1]) was fought in 1445 between Ethiopia and a powerful Somali army under the Adal Sultanate. The Ethiopians were led by Zara Yaqob, while the forces of Adal were led by Sultan Badlay ibn Sa'ad ad-Din of Adal. The Ethiopian army was victorious, and Badlay was killed.