Hilaalee dynasty

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The first king of the Maldivian Hilaalee Dynasty was proclaimed king in the year 1388 AD. Hilali dynasty was a Somali Dynasty. Some historical writing and some folklores reveal that this Dynasty is from Somali descent. It seems they were travellers and traders of Ajuran Empire where they established a colony in Maldive islands. They settled in Hlhule' in Male' atoll. Some historical documents reveal that Hilali Kalo Hassan dethroned King Uthman Rasgefaan, who reveal the ruling King at that time and outcast him and all his ministers. After his Hilai Kalo Hassan started the Hilai Dynasty. The Hilaalee dynasty was a sub-dynasty of Garen Dynasty.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Dhivehi raajje: a portrait of Maldives By Adrian Neville pg 6
  2. ^ Maldivian Links with Eastern Africa Archived January 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine