Habar Gidir

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Habar Gidir
Regions with significant populations
Sunni Islam, Sufism
Related ethnic groups
abgaal and other hawiye clans

The Habar Gidir (Somali: Habargidir) is a Somali clan, part of the larger Hawiye group.

The clan has produced some prominent Somali figures, such as Abdullahi Issa, the chairman of the Somali Youth League (SYL) and first Prime Minister of Somalia prior to independence,[1] Dr. Abdiqasim Salad Hassan, the former President of Somalia, and Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC)[2]

Clan tree[edit]

Ali Jimale Ahmed outlines the Hawiye clan genealogical tree in The Invention of Somalia:[3]

  • Samaale
    • Irir
      • Hawiye
        • Gugundhabe
        • Gorgate
          • Hiraab
            • Mudulood
              • Abgaal
                • Harti
                • Wabudhan
                  • Da'oud
                  • Rer Mattan
                  • Mohamed Muse
                • Wa'esli
              • Wacdaan
              • Moobleen
              • Ujajeen
            • Duduble
            • Habar Gidir
              • Sacad
              • Saleebaan
              • Cayr
              • Saruur

Prominent figures[edit]





  1. ^ Somalia at the Crossroads. Adonis & Abbey. 2007. p. 10. 
  2. ^ Chapin Metz, ed., Helen. "Somalia: A Country Study". The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Ali Jimale Ahmed (1995). The Invention of Somalia. Lawrenceville, NJ: Red Sea. p. 123. ISBN 0-932415-98-9.