A brief history:
The word Hargeisa  means the " place where one takes hides to sell "
Hargeisa used to be a watering point for nomads on the move in search of greener pastures for their livestock, until sheik Madar set up a religious center and the introduced farming .
People started  to settle down forming communities and organizing commerce among themselves and the hinterland.
Later after the relocation of the capital from Berbera to Hargeisa by  the British administration
due of its more comfortable year round weather. Therefore this had triggered mass exudes
especially the urbanized costal
inhabitants coupled with members of
nomadic background  rushing for the
new economic opportunities that
started to take place . 
the city