According to a professor specializing in Somali affairs at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Dulbahante are primarily found in two areas; they are most densely concentrated in the northeastern region of Somalia around Las 'Anood, and in the Haud region bordering Ethiopia 7 May The areas populated by the Dulbahante are relatively peaceful. Although not areas burdened by civil war, life is made difficult by the lack of civil authority and the general chaos in political life ibid.
A small unrepresentative group of Dulbahante were involved in the recent skirmishes in Kismayo ibid. In general, however, the Dulbahante as a group are not perceived to be threatening nor are they threatened by other clans ibid. A professor at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, stated that the situation in Dulbahante areas is presently no different than it was last year at this time 6 May A professor in the Department of Political Science, College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, stated that there had been no major events in Dulbahante-inhabited areas or have affected Dulbahante populations within the last six months 6 May According to a political consultant to the United Nations Emergencies Unit in Ethiopia, some Dulbahante fought on the side of the government in Somaliland in its fight against the Garxajis subclans in ; for example, the deputy commander of the government forces is a Dulbahante Bryden Dec.
However, the Dulbahante did not explicitly align themselves with the governing authorities, and this remained true throughout ibid. For information on the Dulbahante as a subclan of the Darod clan and their relations with other subclans, please consult the IRB's Supplement to Information Session on Country Conditions on Somalia, pp.
These documents are available at Regional Documentation Centres. For information on their role in the Ethiopian Constituent Assembly, please refer to pp. Please consult the attachments to this Response for historical information on the Dulbahante. This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Bryden, Matthew. November December Telephone interview.Forums New posts Trending Search forums. What's new New posts Latest activity. Log in Register. Search titles only. Search Advanced search…. New posts.
First Prev 4 of 8 Go to page. Kaligiiduul said:. Why would I make it up. Follow my twitter sonofdervishes1. Factz said:. That's a political map. Plus, Isaaq live much deeper in SSC. This is more authentic map of Isaaq and Harti border and settlements.However, They are the majority in Sool, Sanaag, and Cayn, and minorities in all other. Dhulbahante is one of the major somali tribes. Most of his well-known brothers are 1 Majeerteen 2 Warsangali 3 Dishiishe 4 liibaangashle and more.
Some say, that was the time that Said Harti leaves the Costal area of Haylaan and it lasted his Share to that Heritage land. Said Harti lived in these forests and have started a family there. Dhulbahante had four sons who are Osman, Muse, Abokor and the nicknamed Tuuryar. Muse is the clan or the great grandfather for almost 91 percent of the Dhulbahante people. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Aside Published: April 25, Filed Under: Uncategorized.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Name required.It is one of the major Somali clans, with a vast traditional territory spanning 3 major regions of Somalia: BariNugaal and Mudug.
From Bosaso down to Garacadthe Majerteen are settled in what is literally considered to be the ' Horn of Africa '. Its members form a part of the Darod clan family, and primarily inhabit the Puntland state of northeastern Somalia.
The Majeerteen Sultanates played an important role in the pre-independence era of Somalia. Majeerteens also held many other significant government posts in the s and s, and continue to play a key role in Puntland state and Somalia as a whole. The Majeerteen are traditionally settled in the land in-between Bandar Siyada an ancient port town facing the Gulf of Adenand Garacad a coastal port town, facing the Indian Ocean and all the land in between which corresponds to the area encompassing the Horn of Africa.
Some Majeerteen people are also found in the Somali Region internationally referred to Ogadenspecifically in the Hawd region near the Somalia border.
The Majeerteen are part of Darod subclans within Somalia. The Majeerteen are more commonly found in the cities of BosasoGarowe and Galkacyo which are all regional capitals of Bari, SomaliaNugal, Somalia and Mudug respectively. The Majeerteen Sultanate was founded in the earlyth century.
It rose to prominence in the following century, under the reign of the resourceful King Boqor Osman Mahamuud. The polity maintained a robust trading network, entered into treaties with foreign powers, and exerted strong centralized authority on the domestic front. Osman Mahamuud's Sultanate was nearly destroyed in the lates by a power struggle between himself and his ambitious cousin, Yusuf Ali Kenadid who founded the Sultanate of Hobyo in Initially he wanted to seize control of the neighbouring Majeerteen Sultanate, ruled by his cousin Boqor Osman Mahamud.
However, Yusuf Ali Kenadid was unsuccessful in this endeavour, and was eventually forced into exile in Yemen. A decade later, in the s, Kenadid returned from the Arabian Peninsula with a band of Hadhrami musketeers and a group of devoted lieutenants. With their assistance, he managed to overpower the local Hawiye clans and establish the Kingdom of Hobyo in As with the Majeerteen Sultanate, the Sultanate of Hobyo exerted a strong centralized authority during its existence, and possessed all of the organs and trappings of an integrated modern state: a functioning bureaucracy, a hereditary nobility, titled aristocrats, a state flag, as well as a professional army.
In lateBoqor Osman entered into a treaty with the Italiansmaking his realm an Italian protectorate. His rival Sultan Kenadid had signed a similar agreement vis-a-vis his own Sultanate the year before. Both rulers had signed the protectorate treaties to advance their own expansionist objectives, with Boqor Osman looking to use Italy's support in his ongoing power struggle with Kenadid over the Majeerteen Sultanate.
Boqor Osman and Sultan Kenadid also hoped to exploit the conflicting interests among the European imperial powers that were then looking to control the Somali peninsula, so as to avoid direct occupation of their territories by force.
The relationship between the Sultanate of Hobyo and Italy soured when Sultan Kenadid refused the Italians' proposal to allow a British contingent of troops to disembark in his Sultanate so that they might then pursue their battle against the Somali religious and nationalist leader Mohammed Abdullah Hassan 's Dervish forces. Osman Yusuf Kenadid was the inventor of the first phonetically standard script for the Somali language in the s, the Osmanya Script.The clan is known for its armed resistance against the British Empire and the historic role it assumed in support of the Dervish Movement which waged a bloody war against colonial powers from to The primary homeland of the clan straddles the Haud region and the Nugaal Valley hence segments of the clan who settle in either plateau are colloquially referred to as the Reer Hawd and Reer Nugaaled.
Currently, the clan has 13 active Garaads clan chiefs. The clan boasts a heroic history of anti-colonial resistance. In a bloody war against the British Empire the Dhulbahante propelled the Dervish movement to defeat the empire in a series of military expeditions. During Mohamed Siad Barre 's regime, the clan was part of a alliance of Darod clans that was presumed to dominate state authority in Somalia.
In aftermath of the occupation of Las Anod inthe clan became disillusioned with Puntlandconsequently a new unionist movement which aimed to remove Somaliland from Dhulbahante territories emerged.
Dhulbahante Info Thread
Under the leadership of Ali Khalif GalaydhKhaatumo state commenced peace talks with Somaliland and subsequently the two entities reached an agreement at the town of Aynabo in October In Somaliathe Dhulbahante almost exclusively inhabit the Sool region.
Sool boasts a degree of kinship homogeneity that is rare even in the Somali Horn". The clan inhabits Talehmost of Hudun and most of Las Anod districts.
In Jubaland there is a long settled Dhulbahante trading community in the port city of Kismayo and its surrounding district. Their horses are powerful and courageous; the breed descended, according to Somali tradition, from the stud of Suleiman, the son Of David, and consequently is highly valued. The Dulbahanta, as far as I have seen of them, are a fine martial race of men, second to none Dervish forces mostly hailed from the Dhulbahante, similarly the majority of the movements followers belonged to this clan and to a lesser extent the Ogaden clan.
Despite this, the Chief of the Dhulbahante clan, Garad Ali Garad Mohamoud, did not want to be under British occupation nor under Dervish authority, instead he wanted to retain his autonomy as clan chief. Subsequently, Hassan ordered the successful assassination of the Garad. Raggii diinta hooyga u noqdiyo, hanad shirshooraa leh. In Hassan attacked the Jama Siad clan  and in the Dhulbahante raided the Dervish and looted their camels.
Hassan sent a letter to the British Commissioner Cordeaux, requesting his camels be returned and Blood money be paid. Your people, the Dolbahanta tribe, have killed fifteen of our men and looted eighty-four camels.
I do not know if Abdulla Shahari reported this to you: if he did the fault lies with you; if not, I do hereby acquaint you of it.Forums New posts Trending Search forums. What's new New posts Latest activity. Log in Register. Search titles only. Search Advanced search…. New posts. Search forums.
Since Qabyalad is soooo important, why not make use of our time and create info threads for all the clans. Let people know who the players are in the complicated Somali Game of Thrones. I can contribute with the family tree showing all the major sub-clans of Dhulbahante. Help me fill in missing info but dont break it down too much, keep it simple.
Let's create something substantial that dhaqan-celis can benefit. Red - Clan or major sub-clan Blue - Sub-clans with their own sultan Garaad, Ugaas, Suldaan, or Boqor White - link in the family tree, or major sub-sub-clan if its at the end of a chain If the man has a nickname, the real name is in brackets.
Lets go with cities and political stances Ill add some shit tomorrow. Very interesting. I'm looking forward to more. What do you think is the current population of the Dhulbahante based on a population census?Menu Somaliwave.
Log in Register. Search titles only. Search Advanced search…. Forums New posts Search forums. What's new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Filters Search. New posts.
First Prev 3 of 4 Go to page. Ozymandias Wadani. Enigma said:. KaiserofXudun Qaxooti. Insomniac said:. Could you please tell us where in this book Swayne says you had more advanced weapons and more advanced cavalries?. Show us the evidence, we are waiting. You're funny, Dhulos lived nowhere near Berbera and you certainly never inhabited laalays.
Last edited: Feb 1, Enigma Guest. KaiserofXudun said:. Why are you guys getting so emotional. No one dissed any clan until the likes of Insomniac ciddhartha came in and turned this to fkd.
It was a book talking about the various clans in Waqooyi, their relationships, and control of areas. Are you guys going to cry over some light banter, come on now.
Swayne on Dhulbahante power monopol of northern Somalia pre colonial
Habar Jeclo, Habr Gerhajis, and Habr awal were only concentrated around the coast. The Habro clans being pushed all the way the to coast, zero influence, or settlements in togdheer. The old saying was really true, that Dhulbahante is, and has always been enough for the whole Isaaqs.