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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 clan. Members primarily inhabit the regions of Mudug and Galgaduud.

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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Midnimo Information Center

Midnimo Information Center
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:52:30 -0800

Imaamka Beelaha Habar Gidir Imaam Cabdullaahi Khaliif Rooble ayaa waxa uu si kulul ucambaareeyey dagaal beeleedka kasoo cusboonaaday Deegaan hoostaga Gobolka Mudug. Dagaalkaasi waxa uu dhexmaray Labo beel oo walaalo ah kuwaasi oo ...
Waagacusub Media
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:02:53 -0700

Habargidir.info - Representatives of Habar Gidir held a meeting in SYL Hotel Mogadishu , on Wednesday to discuss for the recent Somali government actions of singling out the tribe for collective punishment. The atrocities being committed against the ...
Waagacusub Media
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:57:47 -0700

Habargidir.info - The powerful Habar Gidir clan had a meeting in Hotel Sahafi, Mogadishu on Tuesday to discuss the current tribal feuds, following extra-judicial arrests of Habar Gidir officials and journalists. Ministers,MPs,entrepreneurs ...

Waagacusub Media

Waagacusub Media
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 ...


Fri, 29 May 2015 22:48:45 -0700

Meanwhile Ethiopian paramilitary unit (Liyuu) and tribal (Habar Gidir) militia battled near Shilaabo, Korahay Province in the Southeastern part of Ogaden region bordered Somalia. The fighting has killed at least 30 people, according to tribal [Habar ...
Waagacusub Media
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:49:57 -0800

Waagacusub.net- Somalia new Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke allotted two ministers from Madarkicis clan of Habar Gidir to his cabinet and two deputy ministers as well as a minister of state as Waagacusub Media obtained in advance from ...

Waagacusub Media

Waagacusub Media
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 01:03:23 -0800

Hassan Dahir head of the Banadir security operations all from Sa'ad, Suleiman and Ayr sub-clan of Habar Gidir-Hawiye. The other officials are Col. Mohamed Ismail Indhobur head of the country's Weliyod Adde Depratment, Mahad Abdihakim, head of the ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:07:30 -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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