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Somaliland (Somali: [Soomaaliland] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help), Arabic: أرض الصومالArḍ aṣ-Ṣūmāl) is an unrecognised self-declared sovereign state that is internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia.[1] The government of Somaliland regards the territory as the successor state to the British Somaliland protectorate, which was independent for a few days in 1960 as the State of Somaliland,before uniting with the Trust Territory of Somalia (the former Italian Somaliland) later the same week to form the Somali Republic.

  1. "The Transitional Federal Charter of the Somali Republic" (PDF). University of Pretoria. 2004-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-02. "The Somali Republic shall have the following boundaries. (a) North; Gulf of Aden. (b) North West; Djibouti. (c) West; Ethiopia. (d) South south-west; Kenya. (e) East; Indian Ocean."