Arab Cattle, Bahari, Berbera
Somali Shorthorned zebu group
Small animals with short horns; coat colour varies from fawn to reddish brown.
Found along the cost of Massawa region in eastern Eritrea.
Baherie cattle of Eritrea that inhabit coastal area of Massawa region have variously been called Bahari (meaning cattle from Sea/Ocean), Berbera (cattle from Somalia or Aden (of Yemen). These names suggest recent origins of the cattle from Arabia and/or close relationship with the cattle of Somalia. Similar cattle were also reported earlier in the extreme north of Somalia (Rege and Tawah, 1999). Cattle have been shipped from the city of Aden to coastal towns of eastern Africa from the seventh century.