|Regions with significant populations|
|Somali and Arabic|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Mudulood, Habar Gidir, Karanle, other Hawiye clans|
Abgaal (Somali: Abgaal, Arabic: أبغال) is a Somali clan, and part of the major Hawiye clan. Its members live in the Shabeellaha Dhexe, Galguduud,Banaadir, Mudug and Shabeellaha Hoose regions of Central and southern Somalia. Abgaals consider Xamar (Mogadishu) as their traditional territory.
Abgaal is one subclan of the Mudulood family, which also includes the Udeejeen or Ciise, Wacweytan, Darandoole, Daroo Mudulood, Hiilebi, Wacdaan Osman, Wadalaan Osman, Moobleen Osman, Lilawaay and Abgaal </ref> and Jubbada Hoose[non-primary source needed][self-published source?][better source needed]  
Ali Jimale Ahmed outlines the Hawiye clan genealogical tree in The Invention of Somalia:
- Rer Mattan
- Mohamed Muse
- Habar Gidir
- Imam Mohamud Imam Cumar is the Imam Of Mudulood and also carries the dual position of The Traditional Imam of Hiraab.
Prominent members of the Abgaal
- Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia
- Nur Hassan Husein, former Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government
- Sharif Ahmed, former President of Somalia, former Commander-in-chief of the Islamic Courts Union
- Ali Mohammed Ghedi, Former Prime Minister of the Transitional Federal Government.
- Ali Mahdi Muhammad, president of Somalia from January – November 1991
- Hussein Kulmiye Afrah, vice-president of Somalia under the Siad Barre regime.
- Ahmed Maxamed Xasan, lieutenant colonel in the Somali Airforce who defused the MiG-17 jet fighter bombs.
- Ali Geedi Shadoor, former Minister under the Siad Barre regime
- Dr. Hussein Ali Ahmed, former mayor of Mogadishu
- Salaad Gabeyre Kediye, major general in the Somali Military, and chairman of the Somali Revolution
- Ismail Jim'ale Osoble, Somali lawyer and Minister of Information in the government of Aden Abdulle Osman
- Mohamed Omar Habeb Dhere,governor and mayor of Banadir and Mogadishu
- Omar Muhamoud Finnish, leader of a splinter movement of the United Somali Congress/Somali Salvation Alliance
- General Daud Abdulle Hirsi, first commander-in-chief of the Somali National Army Forces
- Salad Ali Jelle, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Transitional Federal Government
- Musa Sudi Yalahow, warlord who served as Trade Minister in the Transitional Federal Government.
- Ali Jimale, educator at the City University of New York
- Mohamud Siad Togane, Somali-Canadian poet, professor, and political activist
- Adde Gabow (Mohamed Ali Hassan), politician,governor and mayor of Banadir and Mogadishu
- Abukar Umar Adani, Islamist, businessman who used to control the El-ma`an beach area which served as Mogadishu's port since the closure in 1995 of the city's main port.
- Bashir Raghe Shiiraar, secular warlord who was a Member of the dysfunctional US-backed Alliance for Peace and the Fight Against International Terrorism.
- Sheikh Ali Dhere, cleric and the head of the first Islamic Courts Union in northern Mogadishu in 1996.
- Farah Weheliye Addow (Sindiko), former Vice President of the Confederation of African Football.
- Abdulahi Ahmed Afrah, Minister of Commerce
- Abdi Mohamed Ulusso, PhD holder, intellectual and 2003 Somali presidential candidate.
- Hussein Hagi Bood, politician and Ex minister of National planning 1977–81
- Hilowle Imam Omar, politician, former co-chairman of the (Somali Reconciliation and Reconstruction Council) (SRRC) Party.
- Mohamed Ali Ameriko, Somali ambassador to Kenya.
- Ayub Daud, professional Footballer current playing Juventus
- Mohamed Omar Habeb Dhere, politician
- Hussein Sheikh Ahmed Kaddare, orthographer and the inventor of the Kadariya Script.
- Abdirahman Yabarow, Editor-in-Chief of the VOA Somali Service
- Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab, Mayor of Mogadishu.
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