Ali Duh Gorayo (died 1962) was a popular poet from Somalia, who hailed from the city of Buuhoodle, in the Togdheer region, but grew up in the Nugaal and Doollo regions. He mostly wrote about camel husbandry and the issues affiliated with the profession of camel riders.[1] He started a poem called Guba Chain in the 1920s.[2]He was also opposed to Mohammed Abdullah Hassan's Dervish struggle against the British in the early 1900s and wrote many poets to propagate his opposition. [3]


  1. ^ Google books: The Camel in Somali Oral Traditions
  2. ^ Gates, Henry Lewis; Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku. "Dictionary of African Biography, Volume 6". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ Idaaja, Ahmed Farah. "Dhaqanka iyo Hiddaha Qeybtii 59aad: Cali Dhuux". VOA Somali. VOA. Retrieved 19 July 2017.