Ajuran (or Ajuuraan) is a Somali clan. It is sometimes considered a subset of the Hawiye clan, and viewed by others as a separate clan family unto itself. The Ajuran live throughout the Horn of Africa, and may be found in Somalia, eastern Ethiopia, and northwest Kenya. The Ajuran are best known in Somali history for establishing the Gareen dynasty based in Qalaafo (now part of Ethiopia). The Gareen dynasty ruled parts of East Africa from the 16th to the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ajuran"
Darod ( Somali: Daarood) is a Somali clan named after their ancestor of Yemenite origin, Abdul Rahmen Ishmail Jaberti, who was said to have migrated to the coast of Somalia around 1200 CE. He was later said to have married a Dir woman in what is presently northern Somalia. His popular Arabic nickname Darod, ("the blessed") became the clan name for all his descendents. ...more on Wikipedia about "Darod"
Dhulbahante is one of the major subclans of the Somali Darod family. Dhulbahante members are found all over Somalia, although their traditional territories are in the northern regions Nugaal, Sool, Sanaag, and Togdheer. They may also be found in Ethiopia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dhulbahante"
Dir is a Somali clan whose members live in northern Somalia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dir (clan)"
The Gadabuursi (or Sheik Samaroon) tribe is one of the main northern Somali clans. They are descended from Sheikh Samaroon who suffered a devastating defeat against Amharic invaders from Ethiopia who conquered the Somalis in 1432 AD. The Gadabuursi's ancestral homeland of Amuud was destroyed. Recent archaeological excavations suggest up to 50,000 homes were destroyed. According to Adal legends, Imam Said Samaroon, the founder of the Gadabuursi clan, was a famous general in the army of Ahmed Gragn, who is said to be Gadabuursi or Dir himself. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gadabuursi"
The Garre are a Somali clan that live in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. The are sub clan of Digil-Mirifle clan family of Somalia. They are mainly pastorals, with camel raising being an especially popular livelihood. Most of them speak the Garre language as a mother tongue; others speak Maay. ...more on Wikipedia about "Garre"
Habaryounis is one of the smallest subclans of the Isaaq clan. Its members inhabit the western and southern portions of the Togdheer Region in self-declared Somaliland. They also inhabit Ethiopia's Somali Region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Habaryounis"
The Habr Gidr clan was very powerful around the time of the Somali Civil War. The clan was headed by Mohammed Farrah Aidid. Aidid opposed the UN presence in Somalia, and specifically Mogadishu. He headed up the rebellion on 3 October 1993 against the U.S. Army Special Forces who were participating in "Operation Gothic Serpent", whose main goal was to capture Aidid as well as his top lieutenmants. ...more on Wikipedia about "Habr Gidr"
The Hawiye (or Hawiya) tribe is a Somali clan. They live mostly in central and southern Somalia, but also in smaller numbers in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Hawiye descended from Irir Samaale, a common ancestor to Somalis. Human Rights Watch indicates that Hawiye is the largest Somali clan, while the Canadian Report of the Somalia Commission of Inquiry states that Darod is the largest Somali clan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hawiye"
The Isaaq clan ( Somali language: Reer Sheik Isaxaaq) is one of the major 5 Somali clans that inhabit the Horn of Africa. The Isaaq as a clan family occupy the northern portion of Somalia and the breakaway republic of Somaliland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Isaaq"
Jambeel (also known as Jambeel Koomade or Abdi Koomade) is a Somali subclan, part of the Darod tribe. The majority of Jambeel Koomade members live in the Bari Region of Somalia, particularly in and around Boosaaso, as well as Bahaya. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jambeel"
Leelkase is a Somali subclan which is part of the Tanade group, itself a subset of Darood. Members of the Leelkase group inhabit parts of the self-proclaimed Puntland, primarily in Mudug region (including the city of Galdogob), the city of Gaalkacyo, and Bandar Beyla in the Bari region. However a large number of the Korshe subclan live in the Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa, as well as Jigjiga and Fiq District in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, and well into the Oromia region as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leelkase"
Majeerteen is a Somali sub- clan, part of the Harti group of the Darod clan. The Majeerteen primarily inhabit the Puntland region, along with southwestern Somalia, the city of Kismayo, and the Ogaden area in Ethiopia. The tribe is about 50,000 strong, not including related the Harti clans Dhulbahante and Warsangelis, who inhabit the Sool and Sanaag regions, respectively. ...more on Wikipedia about "Majeerteen"
Samaale is a Somali clan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samaale"
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Samaron is a prominent Somali clan. Its members live predominantly in the Awdal region of northwest Somalia, and in smaller numbers in the Woqooyi Galbeed region. Their history dates back to the Adal civilization of present-day Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. They have a literacy rate of 65% and are thus prominent in Somali educational departments. Although there is no functioning central government in Somalia, and Somaliland is not internationally recognized, the Samaron tribe has its own unversity, Amoud University. Children in Awdal region attend primary school from the age of six, and start kindergarden at the age of three, in contrast to other parts of Somalia. The Samaron economy mostly depends on livestock, agriculture, and fishing. Borama is the capital city of Adal Civilization. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samaron"
The Somalis are an ethnic group indigenous to the Horn of Africa. These people are of African heritage. They speak the Somali language, which is part of the Afroasiatic language family (subgroup: Cushitic) and is thus related to the Oromo, Sidamo, Afar, Agaw, and Beja languages and also Arabic language. There are between 10 and 20 million ethnic Somalis, principally concentrated in Somalia (over 8 million), Ethiopia (3-5 million), Djibouti (250,000), northeast Kenya (240,000) and an unknown but large number living in non-east African countries, primarily the United States and northern Europe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Somali people"
Warsangeli is a major clan of the Harti tribe in Somalia. They are found in large numbers in the regions of Sanaag in the former British Somaliland, Bari in the former Italian Somaliland, and several districts in southern Somalia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Warsangeli"
Warsengeli is a Somali clan, and the fourth largest among the Darod subclans. Warsangelis live in Sanaag, Hiiraan, the northeastern portion of Bari, and some parts of Jubbada Hoose. ...more on Wikipedia about "Warsengeli"
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