Jidwaq (clan)

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Jidwaq
جيدواق
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Somali and Arabic
Religion
Islam (Predominately Sunni, Sufism)
Related ethnic groups
Ogaden, Absame, other Darod groups, and other Somali clans

The Jidwaq (Somali: Jidwaaq, Arabic: جيدواق‎‎) is a Somali clan, and one of the largest Somali clans in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

Overview[edit]

Members of the Jidwaq group primarily inhabit the North-eastern region of the Ogaden plateau of Ethiopia (Somali Region),[1] the North Eastern Province of Kenya, and the Jubaland region of Southern Somalia. They also inhabit Somalia's major cities such as Mogadishu and Kismayo.


According to the UNHCR, the Jidwaq in the Somali region of Ethiopia are mostly agro-astrologists. They often engage in agriculture, but also raise livestock.[2]

Clan tree[edit]

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.[3][4]

Tolomoge

In Puntland the World Bank shows the following:[5]

  • Darod
      • Harti
      • Ogaden
    • Marehan
    • Awrtable
    • Lelkase

Notable persons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collective Punishment", p. 14
  2. ^ http://www.unhcr.org/publ/RESEARCH/3d5d0f3a4.pdf
  3. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.55 Figure A-1
  4. ^ Country Information and Policy Unit, Home Office, Great Britain, Somalia Assessment 2001, Annex B: Somali Clan Structure Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine., p. 43
  5. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.57 Figure A-3