|9000 (1960's estimate)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Related ethnic groups|
Its members are principally concentrated in northern Somalia, numbering only around 9,000 individuals (1960's estimate).
As Gabboye, the Madhiban along with the Yibir and Tumaal (collectively referred to as sab) have since obtained political representation within Somalia, and their general social status has improved with the expansion of urban centers.
- Hassan Ali Jama, Who cares about Somalia, (Verlag Hans Schiler: 2005)
- I.M. Lewis, A pastoral democracy, (James Currey Publishers: 1999)
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