Hiraab

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Hiraab
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Somali
Religion
Islam (Sunni, Sufism)
Related ethnic groups
Dir, Darod, Isaaq, other Somali clans

Hiraab is a Somali clan, and one of the Gorgarte Hawiye subclans. Hiraab members live in central and southern Somalia, from Galkayo and shiikhaal Kismayo. Most of them, such as the Abgaal, live in Mogadishu. Others live in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. They once formed a kingdom which successfully revolted against the Ajuran Sultanate and established an independent Hiraab Imamate, which included Hobyo.[1] According to Dr. Bernhard Helander of Uppsala University, "the Imam of Hiraab is a hereditary position that traditionally is held by a person of the first-born branch, the Mudulod."[2]

Hiraab sub-clans[edit]

Ali Jimale Ahmed outlines the Hiraab clan genealogical tree in The Invention of Somalia:[3]

  • Hawiye
    • Goorgarte
      • Hiraab
        • Mudulood
          • Abgaal
          • Hilibi Daarandoole
          • Wacdaan
          • Moobleen
          • Ujejeen
        • Duduble(Maxamud hirab)
        • Dudub (Maxamed hirab)
        • Habarghidir
          • Sacad
          • Saleebaan
          • Cayr
          • Saruur
        • Sheekhaal
  • Looboge
  • Qudub
  • Gandarshe
  • Ree Awxasan.
  • Guudlaawe
  • Jaziira
  • Qaaluu

[4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee V. Cassanelli, The shaping of Somali society., Philadelphia, 1982,
  2. ^ Bernhard, Helander (1994-01-19). "The Hiraab Treaty". Somalia News Update. Uppsala, Sweden: Dr. Bernhard Helander, Uppsala University. Archived from the original on 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2009-03-31. The Imam of Hiraab is a hereditary position that traditionally is held by a person of the first-born branch, the Mudulod.
  3. ^ Ali Jimale Ahmed (1995). The Invention of Somalia. Lawrenceville, NJ: Red Sea. p. 123. ISBN 0-932415-98-9.
  4. ^ Richard Burton, First Footsteps in East Africa, 1856; edited with an introduction and additional chapters by Gordon Waterfield (New York: Praeger, 1966), p. 165
  5. ^ https://www.ecoi.net/file_upload/90_1261130976_accord-report-clans-in-somalia-revised-edition-20091215.pdf Clans in Somalia Report on a Lecture by Joakim Gundel, COI Workshop Vienna, 15 May 2009 (Revised Edition) published December 2009