Serae

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Serae ሰራየ (or Seraye) is a former province of Eritrea. It has since been incorporated primarily into the Debub Region, though some western districts have become part of the Gash-Barka Region. It is believed that the name of the province is from the "dark forests" which once throve on its fertile ground.[1]

Today the region is home to twelve monasteries of the Eritrean Orthodox Church as well as a number of new factories in the town of Mendefera.

Districts[edit]

  • Tsilima ጽልማ
  • Debub ደቡብ
  • GuH'tsi'A ጉሕጭዓ
  • Mai Tsa'eda ማይጻዕዳ/ ማጫዕዳ
  • Meraguz መራጉዝ
  • QoHain ቆሓይን
  • Gundet ጒንደት
  • Aila ዓይላ
  • Sef'a ሰፍኣ
  • Harfe Gurotto ሃርፈጒረቶ
  • Deqi Digna ደቂ ድግና
  • Deqi Aites ደቂ ጣዒስ
  • Zeban Ona ዝባን ዑና
  • Dembelas ደምበላስ
  • Zaide'kolom ዛይደ'ኮሎም
  • Anagir ዓናግር
  • Medri Wedi'Sebera ምድሪ ወዲ ሰበራ
  • Kuno Redae ኩኖ ረዳእ
  • Etan Zere ዕጣን ዘርአ
  • Misyam may-dima
  • Medri Felasi ምድሪ ፈላሲ

History[edit]

Serae was a region of the Kingdom of D'mt ዳእማት ወይ ዳዕማት, which would evolve in the Aksum ኣክሱም. During this Axumite period, the region became a successful trading region as it lay between the Red Sea port of Adulis ኣዱሊስ, Asmara ኣስመራ, and Axum ኣክሱም.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Killion, Tom (1998). Historical Dictionary of Eritrea. The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3437-5.

Coordinates: 14°50′N 38°30′E / 14.833°N 38.500°E / 14.833; 38.500