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Malao (disambiguation)

Several uses of Malao are known to Wikipedia:

  • a character in The Five Ancestors, children's series
  • a location in Vanuatu
  • the ancient city-state of Malao on the Somali peninsula identified with the historic city of Berbera.




City-state existed:

Malao was an ancient Somali port city in present-day northwestern Somalia. The town was situated on the site of what later became the city of Berbera. It was a key trading member involved in the Red Sea- Indian Ocean commerce in the early centuries CE. The town also maintained an important monetary market for merchants exchanging goods in the currencies of the Roman Empire.