Damot (Amharic: ዳሞት) was a medieval kingdom in what is now Ethiopia, and neighbor to the Ethiopian Empire. Originally located south of the Abay and west of the Muger River, under the pressure of Oromo attacks the rulers were forced to resettle north of the Abay in southern Gojjam between 1574 and 1606.
The kings, who bore the title Motalami, resided in a town which, according to the hagiography of Tekle Haymanot, was called Malbarde. Their territory extended east beyond the Muger as far as the Jamma.
- G.W.B. Huntingford, Historical Geography of Ethiopia from the first century AD to 1704 (London: British Academy, 1989), p. 69
- The dates for this movement are discussed by Huntingford in his Historical Geography, at pp. 143f
- Bouanga 2014, pp. 33-37.
- (in French) Bouanga, Ayda (2013). Le Damot dans l'histoire de l'Ethiopie (XIIIe-XXe siècles) : recompositions religieuses, politiques et historiographiques. Université Panthéon-Sorbonn.
- (in French) Bouanga, Ayda (2014). "Le royaume du Damot : enquête sur une puissance politique et économique de la Corne de l'Afrique (XIIIe siècle)" (PDF). Annales d'Ethiopie. 29: 27–58. doi:10.3406/ethio.2014.155.
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