Garre

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For the language, see Garre language.

The Garre are a Somali pastoralist clan who live in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They are sub-clan of the Digil clan.[1] Almost all speak the Garre language, though it may be secondary to the Maay speaking sub-clan of Darrawe (Darrawa) who speak Maay as their first language. Their urban centers include Mandera, Moyale and El Wak. The Garre are divided into the Tuff and Quranyowa sub-clans. While the Tuffs are further divided into the Ali and Adola groups, the Quranyow are divided into the Asare and Furkesha.

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]

  • Rahanweyn
    • Digil
      • Dabarre
      • Jiddu
      • Garre
      • Tunni
      • Geledi
    • Mirifle
      • Sagaal
        • Jilible
        • Hadarne
      • Sideed
        • Harin
        • Eelay
        • Jiron
        • Leyasn

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

  • Rahanwayin
    • Digil
      • Geledi
      • Tunni
      • Garre
      • Jiddo
      • Begedi
      • Shanta-Alen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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

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