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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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71 news items


Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:03:45 -0700

The new project, " Hurt Habar Gidir more" in Mogadishu and central Somalia is being driven behind the scene by Abgaal-Hawiye politicians and anti-Habar Gidir elements. Farah Abdikadir told President Hassan if he fought Habar Gidir he would be re ...
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Finally, Habar Gidir representatives called on not to be used the government institutions a means to punish any Somali rival clan. The representative vowed a robust action against the the president and his appointed clansmen if they continue to harass ...
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 ...

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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 ...


Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:03:45 -0700

President Hassan declared a war against Habar Gidir and sacked all government workers in a bid to protect from them the key important posts in the government, experts say. In the wake of his election, president Hassan Sheikh also sacked dozens of Habar ...


Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0700

Habargidir.info- Former National Intelligence and Security Agency wrote about the detention of two police and National Security officials that are from same tribe-Habar Gidir. " The arrest of the two officials was politically-motivated and it is very ...

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 ...

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 ...

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