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The official name of Puntland is “Puntland State of Somalia (Dawladda Puntland ee Somalia). This is the constitutional name of the State. Those who use the term “Dawlad-gobolleedka Puntland are wrong constitutionally and administratively. I admit myself got entangled with the term a couple of times. This term crepted into adminstrations’ vocabulary by Southerners reluctant to accept federalism. Most FMS administrations blindly use the term “dawlad-gobolleed” while not knowing where it was coming from.

Puntland State departments, agencies and institutions should avoid using the term Dawladd-gobolleed with regards to FMS.

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