The First Cernean War was a conflict beginning in 1234 between the Sultanate of Cernea in the north of Cernea, and the Malagasy empire.
There were three main causes that led to the First Cernean War. Historians agree that they were:
- Expansion by Sultante threatened the Malagasy in the South
- Unrest in the Malagasy population in the Sultante
- Unification of the Malagasy Empire by Ony