The title of the sultans was amóyta. European sources often call the sultans "Anfari" (or Hanfari, Hampharé etc.), after the sultan governing for very long time in the 19th century, whose name often also appears in the long names of his descendants. This is a quite widerspread misspelling of Afar "Hanfadhe" (dh = retroflex d, in modern Afar spelling x), used by both Europeans and highland Ethiopians (today often written "Hanfare", after the Amharic misspelling).
This list is based primarily on Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 1, article on Afar literature; and Didier Morin, Dictionnaire historique des Afar, 2003 (however his material on the 18th century is considered controversial).
Names of sultans (amoyta), with modern Afar spelling in Latin letters in brackets.
|1734 - 1749||Kadhafo (Kaxxafo)|
|1749 - 1779||Kadhafo Mahammad ibn Kadhafo|
|1779 - 1801||Aydahis ibn Kadhafo Mahammad|
|1801 - 1832||"Asa" Aydahis ibn Mahammad ibn Aydahis ("Qasa" Aydacis Macammad), first Amoyta|
|1832 - 1862||Hanfadhe ibn Aydahis (Canfaxe Aydacis)|
|1862 - 1902||Mahammad "Illalta" ibn Hanfadhe (Macammad "Illalta" Canfaxe)|
|1902||Incorporated into Ethiopia|
|1902 - ca. 1910||Mahammad ibn Aydahis ibn Hanfadhe (Macammad Aydacis)|
|Starting from 1902 the governorship of Mahammad ibn Aydahis was challenged by his cousins, the nine sons of his direct predecessor, Aydahis, Alimirah, Kadhafo, Hanfadhe, Alo and Yayyo (the later sultan)|
|c. 1902 - 1927||Yayyo ibn Mahammad ibn Hanfadhe (Yayyo Macammad)|
|1927 - 1944||Mahammad Yayyo (Macammad Yayyo)|
|1945 - 1975||Alimirah Hanfadhe (Qali Mirac Canfaxe)|
|1975 - 1991||Alimirah Hanfadhe (exiled)|
|1991 - present||Alimirah Hanfadhe "spiritual leader"|