Location Somalia
City-state existed: 2nd century

Nikon (alternatively spelled Nicon; Νίκων in Ancient Greek) was a proto-Somali ancient coastal emporium in the Horn of Africa. It was described in the 1st century CE Greco-Roman travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea as being situated in the vicinity of Port Dunford (Bur Gao) in the southern Jubaland region of present-day Somalia.[1]

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  1. ^ Mokhtar, G. (1990). Ancient Civilizations of Africa. University of California Press. p. 311. ISBN 0520066979. Retrieved 1 November 2014.