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The Absame clan is one of the largest Somali sub-clans. Although they can be found almost every Somali town, they mostly live in mid and lower Jubba Valley, Bay and Bakool, Somalia. There are also clan members in North Eastern Province and in five regions (kilil) of Ethiopia.
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.
Absame, a sub clan of the Kaballah clan has the following groups:
- Mohamed Zubeir
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- Little, Peter D. "Pastoralism in a Stateless Environment: The Case of the Southern Somalia Borderlands" (PDF). Cornell University. p. 8.
- Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.55 Figure A-1
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- Ken Menkhaus (1997). "International Peacebuilding and the Dynamics of Local and National Reconciliation in Somalia". In Walter M. Clarke and Jeffrey M. Herbst. Learning from Somalia: The Lessons of Armed Humanitarian Intervention. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. p. 50. Retrieved 8 January 2014. via Questia (subscription required)
- Ken Menkhaus (5 November 2013). Somalia: State Collapse and the Threat of Terrorism. Routledge. pp. 24, 43. ISBN 978-1-136-04992-7.
- United Nations. Environment Programme. The State of the Environment in Somalia: A Desk Study. UNEP/Earthprint. pp. 64–65. ISBN 978-92-807-2655-8.