Garre

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For the language, see Garre language.
For the politician, see Nilda Garré.

The Garre are a Somali pastoralist clan genealogically belonging to the Samaale and Dir clan. They live in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. In Southern Somalia, North Eastern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. In Southern Somalia, they live in Kofur near Mogadishu and El Wak District in Gedo Province. In Ethiopia, they live in Moyale, Hudet and Woreda of Liban zone. In Kenya, the Garre inhabit Wajir North and Moyale.[1] They are largely in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Garre claim descent from Samaale[2] although they fall under the Rahanweyn politically in the borders of Somalia as sub-clan of the Digil clan due to isolation from other Garre's, they do not claim descend from them.[3]

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 Takaba, Banisa and El Wak.

The Garre are divided into the Tuff and Quranyow sub-clans. While the Tuffs are further divided into the Ali and Adola groups, the Quranyow are divided into the Asare and Furkesha. Kuranyo(Quranyow who was married to Tuuf's daughter , genealogically descends from Dir son of Irrir son of Samaale.[4][5]

Clan Structure[edit]

In the book Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya, by Gunther Schlee , Voice and power, by Hayward and UNDP Paper on Kenya. The Garre is divided in the following clans.[6][4][5]

  • Samaale
    • Garre
      • Tuuf
        • Ali
        • Adola
      • Quranyow (claim descent from Dir)
        • Furkesha
        • Asare

In the book Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya, by Gunther Schlee , Voice and power, by Hayward and UNDP Paper on Kenya. They stress that the Kuranyo(Quranyow) section of the Garre are of Dir descent.[6][4][5]

  • 'Abdu-l-Mutallib
    • Abu Talib
      • Aqīl
        • Samaale
          • Irrir
            • Dir
              • Heneftir
                • Mohamed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garre live in Southern Somalia, North Eastern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. In Southern Somalia, they live in Kofur near Mogadishu and El Wak District in Gedo Province. In Ethiopia, they live in Moyale, Hudet and Woreda of Liban zone. In Kenya, the Garre inhabit Wajir North and Moyale. UNDP paper http://www.undp.org/content/dam/kenya/docs/Amani%20Papers/AP_Volume1_n2_May2010.pdf
  2. ^ Ahmed, Ali Jimale (1995-01-01). The Invention of Somalia. The Red Sea Press. p. 131. ISBN 9780932415998. 
  3. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.55 Figure A-1
  4. ^ a b c d Hayward, R. J.; Lewis, I. M. (2005-08-17). Voice and Power. Routledge. p. 242. ISBN 9781135751753. 
  5. ^ a b c The Quranyo section of the Garre claim descent from Dirr, who are born of the Irrir Samal. UNDP Paper in Keyna http://www.undp.org/content/dam/kenya/docs/Amani%20Papers/AP_Volume1_n2_May2010.pdf
  6. ^ a b c Schlee, Günther (1989-01-01). Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya. Manchester University Press. p. 25. ISBN 9780719030109. 

External links[edit]

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