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Main article: Somali clan
Habar Gidir
هبر جدير
Regions with significant populations
Sunni Islam, Sufism
Related ethnic groups
Abgaal, other Hawiye clans

The Habar Gidir (Somali: Habargidir, Arabic: هبر جدير‎) is a Somali clan, part of the larger Hawiye group.

The clan has produced some prominent Somali figures, such as Abdullahi Issa, the chairman of the Somali Youth League (SYL) and first Prime Minister of Somalia prior to independence, Dr. Abdiqasim Salad Hassan, the former President of Somalia, and Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC).

Clan tree[edit]

There is no clear agreement on the clan and sub-clan structures and many lineages are omitted. The following listing is taken from the World Bank's Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics from 2005 and the United Kingdom's Home Office publication, Somalia Assessment 2001.[1][2]

  • Hawiye
    • Gaaljal
    • Hawadle
    • Abgaal (Abgal)
      • Harti
      • Wabudhan
        • Da'oud
        • Rer Mattan
        • Mohamed Muse
      • Wa'esli
    • Murosade
    • Sheekhaal (Sheikal)
    • Habar Gidir
      • Sa'ad
      • Suleiman
      • Ayr
      • Sarur
    • Waadan

In the south central part of Somalia the World Bank shows the following clan tree:[3]

  • Hawiye
    • Karanle
      • Murusade
    • Gorgate
      • Abgal
      • Habargidir
      • Sheikhal
      • Duduble
      • Ujeien
    • Gugun-Dhabe
    • Rarane
    • Haskul
    • Jambeele
      • Hawadle
      • Galje'el
      • Ajuran
      • Dagodi

In Puntland the World Bank shows the following:[4]

  • Hawiye
    • Habar Gidir
    • Abgall
    • Biyamaal
    • Hawaadle
    • Murursade
    • Ujuuran

Prominent figures[edit]





  1. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.55 Figure A-1
  2. ^ Country Information and Policy Unit, Home Office, Great Britain, Somalia Assessment 2001, Annex B: Somali Clan Structure, p. 43
  3. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.56 Figure A-2
  4. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.57 Figure A-3

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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 03:26:15 -0800

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Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:45:00 -0800

The Sa'ad sub-clan of the Habar Gidir have elected an educator as their representative MP following two months of meetings to discuss the person who will represent the interest of the Sa'ad tribe within the Somali Parliament for the next 6 years. The ...

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:13:52 -0700

Waagacusub.net - Fears of brutal civil war after president Hassan, NISA Commander Turyare and Deputy Attorney General, Ahmed Ali Abokar,dared to target officials from Somali tribes of Habar Gidir,Galjecel, Badi'ade, Isaq and Rahanweyn. Meanwhile, they ...

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 03:52:30 -0700

Another close advisor of Aidid's was sought for intelligence, and just after noon on Oct. 3, intelligence sources identified the location of the Habar Gidir warlord's Foreign Minister Omar Salad Elmi and top political advisor Mohamed Hassan Awale.


Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:51:10 -0700

The editor of Waagacusub.com and President of the Associated Somali Journalists group, Dahir Alasow, shared his views on Somalia's new government with Dissident Nation. Dissident Nation: What is your opinion on the new prime minister, Abdi Farah ...

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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:26:15 -0700

Mr. Abtidon hails from Habar Gidir sub-clan of Saleebaan and he is one of the owners of SYL-Hotel in Mogadishu. The deputy Minister was once appointed the same post at the time of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke's government in 2015 which failed to get ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:10:00 -0800

FARA ROUNDUP — LIBYAN GOVERNMENT, SOMALIAN CLAN AND MORE HIRE UP: Several foreign clients have hired up lobbying firms in recent weeks. Here's PI's roundup of the latest Foreign Agents Registration Act contracts: — The Habar Gidir Clan ...

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Thu, 29 May 2014 00:30:00 -0700

The local clan here is the Biamal, and that means members of the SNA from Mogadishu are viewed as enemies: In the clan wars that erupted in 1991, the Biamal fought the Habar Gidir, a sub-group of the clan that dominates Mogadishu and the current ...

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