The Hawadle or Xawaadle ( so, Xawaadle, ar, حوادله, it, Auadleh) are a
clan who traces its descent from Mayle, one of the sons of Samaale clan. The Hawadle, as well as many other Somali clans like the Hawiye and Dir, trace themselves from Samaale.


The Hawadle primarily live in the Hiran, Banadir & Middle Shabelle Jowhar, Buurane & especially in the
district, They are also present in Qoryooley district of Lower Shabelle and in
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and the Middle Juba. They also inhabit the Somali region of Ethiopia and the North East Province of Kenya. They can also be found in the expatriate communities of the
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*Ali Jimale Ahmed outlines the Hawadle clan genealogical tree in ''The Invention of Somalia'': ** Samaale *** Mayle **** Hawadle

Notable people

*Omar Hashi Aden - was a member of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, eventually rising to Security Minister, and the mayor of Mogadishu in 1992. *Ali Abdullahi Osoble -former Minister of National Security of Somalia, first President of Hirshabelle state *Mohamed Abdi Waare -2nd President of Hirshabelle state *Abdullahi Godah Barre -Somali politician and member of parliament, Minister of Education and Higher Education of Somalia, former Minister of Interior and Federal affairs


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