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Barawa, also known as Brava, is a port town in the southwestern Lower Shebelle region of Somalia. Barawa is the capital of the southwestern Somalia state
Barawa has a population of around 32,800 inhabitants. The broader Barawa District has a total population of 57,652 residents. The town’s traditional inhabitants are the Tunni clan of the Somali people as well as the Bravanese. In addition to Standard Somali, the Tunni speak Af-Tunni (another Afro-Asiatic language) and the Bravanese speak Chimwiini (a dialect of Swahili).
Barawa joined CONIFA in July 2016.