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British Somaliland

A former British protectorate of eastern Africa in present-day northwest Somalia on the Gulf of Aden. It was combined with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia.

British Somaliland

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(Placename) a former British protectorate (1884–1960) in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: united with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia (or the Somali Republic); in 1991 the self-styled republic of Somaliland, covering the same area as the former British Somaliland, declared itself independent and continues to function largely as a separate entity, though without international recognition

Brit′ish Soma′liland


n.
a former British protectorate in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: now the N part of Somalia.
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(30) Due to administrative differences, the British Somaliland Protectorate was granted independence from Great Britain on June 26, 1960, (31) while the Somalia Trusteeship became independent from Italy on July 1, 1960.
Independence: July 1, 1960 (from a merger between the former Somaliland Protectorate under British rule, which became independent from the U.K.
Clan elders accepted and ratified the treaties, establishing the British Somaliland Protectorate and securing trade routes for Great Britain.
Laurence more conventionally accompanied her engineer husband to the British Somaliland Protectorate, where she made the first systematic translations into English of Somali oral literature.
Before coming to a fuller appreciation of Canada, Laurence's first real homes with her husband were in the British Somaliland Protectorate (now the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland) and the Gold Coast (now Ghana).
Thus, the Somali incursion into the realm of political protest and pressure group activity through which they demanded a higher status than the Africans came from the north from those sometimes described as "alien Somali," whose origin was either the British Somaliland Protectorate, Aden or even Italian Somaliland, but who resided in Nairobi.