A Family Tree Dating Back 800 Years

The Kariisa Family (also known as Kaliisa or Kalisa) can be traced back to the beginning of the 12th century.

Hajji Abdunoor Kariisa’s lineage has been traced 800 years back to The Emperor Kagoro, the King of the Chwezi Dynasty that covered the areas of present day East and parts of Central Africa. Emperor Kagoro lived in the late 1100s to mid years of 1200.

Hajji Abdunoor Kariisa (1927-1979) was the son of
Kangye (late 1800 – mid 1990s) son of
Rugambwa (1800s) son of Babaasa (1700s) son of
Kakumbara (1600s) son of Ishenkama (1500s) son of
Bitara (1500s) son of Murari II (1400s) son of
Empror Kahaya (1300s) son of King Murari I (1300s) son of
Kamurari (1200s) son of
Emperor Kagoro (late 1100s – mid 1200s).