A Yes or No answer to this question depends on the establishment of a number of historical and legal facts. In this discussion, I will base my discourse on Somaliland’s legal existence prior to its independence on 26 June 1960, the short-lived Somaliland State (died as 4 days old), the notion of Greater Somalia and the events which precipitated it, the merger of Somaliland and Somalia in 1960 and the legality of the union. I shall weigh Somaliland’s claim to Statehood against the requirements for Statehood as stipulated in International laws. A necessary prerequisite is also public support. I will discuss whether popular support for Somaliland’s quest for recognition exists in the public.