The Garre are a Somali pastoralist clan genealogically belonging to the Samaale, with the Quranyow section of the Garre originally belonging to the Dir clan family. They live in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.In Southern Somalia, North Eastern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. In Southern Somalia, they live in Kofur near [[Mogadishu] and Lower Shabelle Afgooye, Waanlaweyn,Qoronyoley,Merca and Awdhagle Districts ] and El Wak District in Gedo Jubaland . In Ethiopia, they live in Moyale, Hudet and Woreda of Liban zone. In Kenya, the Garre inhabit ( Mandera County) Wajir North Moyale as well as Isiolo county. They are largely in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Garre claim descent from Samaale although they fall under the Rahanweyn politically in the borders of Somalia as sub-clan of the Digil clan due to isolation from other Garre's, but because Garre are camel keeping nomands and not farmers they do not claim descend from them
Almost all speak the Garre language and Somali language combined.Their urban centers include Mandera, Elwak Moyale Takaba, Banisa and, SomaliaEl Wak]] and Lower Shabelle of Somalia.
The Garre are divided into the Tuff and Quranyow sub-clans. While the Tuffs are further divided into the Ali and Adola groups, the Quranyow are divided into the Asare and Furkesha.
In the book Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya, by Gunther Schlee, Voice and Power, by Hayward and UNDP Paper on Kenya, the Garre are divided into the following clans.
The genealogical clan tree of the Garre. The Garre split in 2 great sub-clans, Tuf and Kuranyo. The Kuranyo are Garre by marriage. Kuranyow who married Tuf's daughter Mako, became part of the Garre confederation, but genealogically descends from Dir, son of Irir, son of Samaale.
- Quranyow (claim descent from Dir)
In the book Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya, by Gunther Schlee, Voice and power, by Hayward and UNDP Paper on Kenya, they stress that the Kuranyo (Quranyow) section of the Garre are of Dir descent.
- ^ a b c d Schlee, Günther (1989-01-01). Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya. Manchester University Press. p. 25. ISBN 9780719030109.
- ^ a b c d e Hayward, R. J.; Lewis, I. M. (2005-08-17). Voice and Power. Routledge. p. 242. ISBN 9781135751753.
- ^ Garre live in Southern Somalia, North Eastern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. In Southern Somalia, they live in Kofur near Mogadishu, Lower Shabelle and El Wak District in Gedo Province. In Ethiopia, they live in Moyale, Hudet and Woreda of Liban zone. In Kenya, the Garre inhabit mandera, Wajir North and Moyale. The largest population and composition of Garre's live in Mandera County, making them the single largest clan in Mandera County. UNDP paper http://www.undp.org/content/dam/kenya/docs/Amani%20Papers/AP_Volume1_n2_May2010.pdf
- ^ Ahmed, Ali Jimale (1995-01-01). The Invention of Somalia. The Red Sea Press. p. 131. ISBN 9780932415998.
- ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.55 Figure A-1
- ^ a b c The Quranyo section of the Garre claim descent from Dirr, who are born of the Irrir Samal. UNDP Paper in Keyna http://www.undp.org/content/dam/kenya/docs/Amani%20Papers/AP_Volume1_n2_May2010.pdf