Ayr (clan)

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Ayr (Somali: Cayr or Ceyr, Arabic: أير‎) is a Somali clan. Its members form a part of the Habar Gidir confederation of Hawiye sub-clans. Members of the clan were leaders or supporters of the Islamic Courts Union, which briefly held power over large parts of southern Somalia in 2006.[1]

Prominent figures[edit]

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.[2][3]

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