Negash

Negash is a village in the Tigray Region (or kilil) of Ethiopia, which straddles the Adigrat - Makele road 10 kilometers north of Wukro. Located in Wukro woreda. Negash is known as the earliest Muslim settlement in Africa; a seventh-century cemetery has been excavated inside the village boundaries.

The Futuh al-Habasha records Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi visited the tomb of Ashama ibn Abjar in Negash during his invasion of the province of Tigray (around 1537). Negash is also known for the Negash Amedin Mesgid mosque.

 
 

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