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Habar Gidir

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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, Dr. Abdiqasim Salad Hassan, the former President of Somalia, and Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC)

Clan tree

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

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

  • Abdiqasim Salad Hassan, President of Somalia 2000-2004
  • Abdi Hasan Awale Qeybdiid,Former Somali police chief and president of Galmudug
  • Abdullahi Issa, chairman of the Somali Youth League and first prime minister of Somalia, 1949–1960
  • Abdullahi Ahmed Addow, former Somalia Ambassador to the United States (1970–80)
  • Aden Hashi Ayrow, leader of Al-Shabaab movement; died in United States air strike, 2008
  • Asha Haji Elmi, peace activist
  • Elman Ali Ahmed, entrepreneur and social activis
  • Haji Farah Ali Omar, minister for Economic Affairs of Somalia,1956–1960
  • Hassan Dahir Aweys, head of the council of the Islamic Courts of Somalia
  • Dr. Hussein Ali Shido, Chairman and co-founder of the United Somali Congress
  • Hussein Mohamed Farrah, Somali National Alliance (SNA), Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council (SRRC) and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) leader, son of Mohammed Farah Aidid
  • Ibrahim Hassan Addou, Former Professor of Washington University. Foreign Minister of the Union of Islamic courts in 2006
  • General Mohamed Farrah Aidid, United Somali Congress leader who ousted Siad Barre's regime
  • Mohamoud Mohamed Gacmodhere, politician and former Presidential candidate.
  • Osman Ali Atto, Somali businessman, affiliated with the Somali National Alliance.
  • Yusuf Mohammed Siad Inda'ade, head of security affairs for the Islamic Courts Union
  • Music

  • Haliima Magool (Halima Khaliif Omar), singer and musician
  • Hasan Adan Samatar, singer and musician
  • Abdi Bashiir Indhobuur, poet and composer of many patriotic songs
  • Literature

  • Amina Said Ali, author, poet, and medical scientist
  • References

    Habar Gidir Wikipedia