Somali Clans in Ethiopia: Darod, Yibir, Hawiye, Marehan, Dir, Majeerteen, Isaaq, Hiraab, Gadabuursi, Habar Gidir, Osman Mahmoud, Ogaden

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Darod, Yibir, Hawiye, Marehan, Dir, Majeerteen, Isaaq, Hiraab, Gadabuursi, Habar Gidir, Osman Mahmoud, Ogaden, Leelkase, Dhulbahante, Sheekhaal, Akisho, Issa, Harti, Garre. Excerpt: Main article: Somali clan Akisho (var. Akisha , Akishe ; also known as Gurre ) is a Somali subclan , part of the larger Dir group whose members live...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Darod, Yibir, Hawiye, Marehan, Dir, Majeerteen, Isaaq, Hiraab, Gadabuursi, Habar Gidir, Osman Mahmoud, Ogaden, Leelkase, Dhulbahante, Sheekhaal, Akisho, Issa, Harti, Garre. Excerpt: Main article: Somali clan Akisho (var. Akisha , Akishe ; also known as Gurre ) is a Somali subclan , part of the larger Dir group whose members live in Ethiopia and northern Somalia . The Akisho are a subclan of the Ali Madaxweyn Dir, and they are reputed to be descendants of the eldest sons of the Madaxweyn Dir. Akisho is one of the oldest clans in the Horn of Africa . According to Somali history, two of the oldest monarchies in the region, the Ifat and Adal Sultanates , were Akisho. However, the inhabitants of the Ethiopian province/kingdom of Ifat spoke a South Semitic language related to Amharic . The Akisho inhabit both the Somaliland region of Somalia and Ethiopia. In Somaliland, Akisho members live in the southern Woqooyi Galbeed Province, Wajaale, Ala ibaday, and Gabiley. In Ethiopia, where the Akisho are the most widespread Somali group, Akisho members inhabit Jijiga , Baale (Nagelle), Baabule, Fayaanbiiro, Qabri-Bayah, Fiq , Hara-Maaya, Harar , and Dadar. Akisho members are predominantly adherents of Sunni Islam , though one might find a Christian Akisho in the Shewa area of Ethiopia. Other Akisho groups and their related clans are reputed to have migrated from Somali Ethiopian region all the way up North as far as the country Chad, the Sudan, and Northern Eritrea are said to be inhabited by these lost Dir groups. According to the folklore historians of the Southern Suure Dir of the Mudug region, the Akisho and the Gurgure madahweyne Dir produced some of the most famous Somali folk heroes like the Somali queen Araweelo who was Warre Miyo. Also the Akisho and Gurgure clans were instrumental...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155880648
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/7/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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