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Battle of Jarte
Part of Ethiopian–Adal War
Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557)
Date4 to 16 April 1542
LocationHorn of Africa
Result Portuguese victory
Belligerents

Flag of Portugal (1521).svg Portuguese Empire

Ethiopia

Flag of Adal.png Adal Sultanate

Fictitious Ottoman flag 2.svg Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Cristóvão da Gama Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi



The Battle of Jarte was fought from 4 to 16 April 1542 between the forces of Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi and a Portuguese expeditionary force fighting on behalf of the Ethiopian Empire. The Portuguese were led by Cristóvão da Gama. The Portuguese were victorious.

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