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The Jidwaaq (Somali: Jidwaaq, Arabic: جيدواق‎) is a Somali clan and one of the largest Somali clans in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. The major sub-groups are Abaskuul, Bartire and [[Yabarre]. The Jidwaaq are also part of the major Absame clan confederation. They live in Jigjiga and Kebribayah.

Overview

Members of the Jidwaaq clan primarily inhabit the North-eastern region of the Ogaden plateau of Ethiopia (Somali Region),[1] the North Eastern Province of Kenya and the Jubaland region of Southern Somalia. They also inhabit Somalia's major cities such as Kismayo.

According to the UNHCR, the Jidwaaq in the Somali region of Ethiopia are mostly agro-astrologists. They often engage in agriculture but also raise livestock.[2]

Clan tree

There is no clear agreement on the clan and sub-clan structures and many lineages are omitted. The following listing is taken from the World Bank's Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics from 2005 and the United Kingdom's Home Office publication, Somalia Assessment 2001.[3][4]

In Puntland the World Bank shows the following:[5]

  • Darod
      • Harti
      • Ogaden
    • Marehan
    • Awrtable
    • Lelkase

Notable persons

References

  1. ^ "Collective Punishment", p. 14
  2. ^ http://www.unhcr.org/publ/RESEARCH/3d5d0f3a4.pdf
  3. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.55 Figure A-1
  4. ^ Country Information and Policy Unit, Home Office, Great Britain, Somalia Assessment 2001, Annex B: Somali Clan Structure Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine., p. 43
  5. ^ Worldbank, Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics, January 2005, Appendix 2, Lineage Charts, p.57 Figure A-3