Gadabuursi

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The Gadabuursi (Somali: Gadabuursi, Arabic: غادابوورسي), also known as Samaroon, is a northern Somali clan, a sub-division of the Dir clan family.wikipedia
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Dir (clan)

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The Gadabuursi (Somali: Gadabuursi, Arabic: غادابوورسي), also known as Samaroon, is a northern Somali clan, a sub-division of the Dir clan family. As a Dir sub-clan, the Gadabuursi have immediate lineal ties with the Issa, the Surre (Abdalle and Qubeys), the Biimaal (who the Gaadsen also belong to), the Bajimal, the Bursuk, the Madigan Dir, the Gurgura, the Garre (the Quranyow sub-clan to be precise as they claim descent from Dir), Gurre, Gariire, other Dir sub-clans and they have lineal ties with the Hawiye (Irir), Hawadle, Ajuraan, Degoodi, Gaalje'el clan groups, who share the same ancestor Samaale.
The Dir-Madaxweyne Akisho, along with the Gurgura, Issa and Gadabuursi subclans of the Dir represent the most native and indigenous Somali tribes in Harar.

Bimaal

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As a Dir sub-clan, the Gadabuursi have immediate lineal ties with the Issa, the Surre (Abdalle and Qubeys), the Biimaal (who the Gaadsen also belong to), the Bajimal, the Bursuk, the Madigan Dir, the Gurgura, the Garre (the Quranyow sub-clan to be precise as they claim descent from Dir), Gurre, Gariire, other Dir sub-clans and they have lineal ties with the Hawiye (Irir), Hawadle, Ajuraan, Degoodi, Gaalje'el clan groups, who share the same ancestor Samaale.
As Dir sub-clan, the Bīmāli have immediate lineal ties with the Gadabuursi, Surre (Abdalle and Qubeys), the Issa, the Bajimal, the Bursuk, the Madigan, the Gurgura, the Garre (the Quranyow sub-clan to be precise as they claim descent from Dir), Gurre, Gariire, other Dir sub-clans and they have lineal ties with the Hawiye (Irir), Hawadle, Ajuraan, Degoodi, Gaalje'el clan groups, who share the same ancestor Samaale.

Gurgura

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As a Dir sub-clan, the Gadabuursi have immediate lineal ties with the Issa, the Surre (Abdalle and Qubeys), the Biimaal (who the Gaadsen also belong to), the Bajimal, the Bursuk, the Madigan Dir, the Gurgura, the Garre (the Quranyow sub-clan to be precise as they claim descent from Dir), Gurre, Gariire, other Dir sub-clans and they have lineal ties with the Hawiye (Irir), Hawadle, Ajuraan, Degoodi, Gaalje'el clan groups, who share the same ancestor Samaale.
They also have lineal ties with the Issa, Isaaq, Gadabursi, Biimaal, Bajimal, Quranyow-Garre, Surre, Madigan, and other Dir subclans.

Issa (clan)

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As a Dir sub-clan, the Gadabuursi have immediate lineal ties with the Issa, the Surre (Abdalle and Qubeys), the Biimaal (who the Gaadsen also belong to), the Bajimal, the Bursuk, the Madigan Dir, the Gurgura, the Garre (the Quranyow sub-clan to be precise as they claim descent from Dir), Gurre, Gariire, other Dir sub-clans and they have lineal ties with the Hawiye (Irir), Hawadle, Ajuraan, Degoodi, Gaalje'el clan groups, who share the same ancestor Samaale. The Gadabuursi, along with the Issa represent the most native and indigenous Somali tribes in Harar.
In the Awdal region of Somalia there were battles with the Gadabuursi, another Dir subclans.

Djibouti

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They are also found in Djibouti, where they form one of the major clan groups.
The government is dominated by the Somali Issa Dir clan, who enjoy the support of the Somali clans, especially the Gadabuursi Dir clan.

Makayl-Dheere

The first Ugaas of this break away and successor kingdom, Ali Makail Dera (Cali Makayl-Dheere) was the son of the progenitor of the Makayl-Dheere.
The Makayl-Dheere (English: Makail Dera, Somali: Makaahiil-Dheere, Amharic: ሚካኤል ዳራ, Arabic:مكائيل ديري) also known as Makaahiil-Dheere, is a northern Somali clan, a sub-division of the Makahiil sub-clan of the Gadabuursi Dir clan family.

Reer Nuur

The Reer Nuur (Somali: Reer Nuur, Arabic:قبيلة نور) also known as Nuur Yoonis (Arabic: نور يونس), is a noble northern Somali clan, a sub-division of the Makahiil sub-clan of the Gadabursi clan family.

Metehara

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Outside of the Somali region, they also live in the Oromia region reaching the town of Metehara along with the Afar region.
The town is inhabited by the Oromo (Karayyu), Afar and Somali Dir clans (Issa and Gadabuursi).

Sheikh Abdurahman Sh. Nur

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Here are accounts of a traditional Gadabuursi installation ceremony by accounts of Sheikh 'Abdurahman Sh. Nur in "A Pastoral Democracy", by I'M Lewis.
Nur grew up in Borama, he was of royal lineage, the Reer Ugaas subclan of the Makayl-Dheere branch of the Gadabuursi Dir clan.

Surre (clan)

Surre
As a Dir sub-clan, the Gadabuursi have immediate lineal ties with the Issa, the Surre (Abdalle and Qubeys), the Biimaal (who the Gaadsen also belong to), the Bajimal, the Bursuk, the Madigan Dir, the Gurgura, the Garre (the Quranyow sub-clan to be precise as they claim descent from Dir), Gurre, Gariire, other Dir sub-clans and they have lineal ties with the Hawiye (Irir), Hawadle, Ajuraan, Degoodi, Gaalje'el clan groups, who share the same ancestor Samaale.

Qubeys

As a Dir sub-clan, the Gadabuursi have immediate lineal ties with the Issa, the Surre (Abdalle and Qubeys), the Biimaal (who the Gaadsen also belong to), the Bajimal, the Bursuk, the Madigan Dir, the Gurgura, the Garre (the Quranyow sub-clan to be precise as they claim descent from Dir), Gurre, Gariire, other Dir sub-clans and they have lineal ties with the Hawiye (Irir), Hawadle, Ajuraan, Degoodi, Gaalje'el clan groups, who share the same ancestor Samaale.

Somaliland

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The Gadabuursi are the second largest clan by population in Somaliland.
The Gadabuursi and Issa primarily live in the Awdal region, with the Gadabuursi centered at Borama, and the Issa concentrated around the Djibouti border at Zeila.

French Somaliland

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The French “Côte francaise des Somalis” (literally "French coast of the Somalis") is said to have been proposed by Mohamed Haji Dide of the Mahad 'Ase branch of the Gadabuursi.

Mawlid Hayir

Today, the clan holds vice-presidency in Somaliland and had many previous Vice Presidents in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, the last being Mawlid Hayir before being deposed in 2018 by the new chairmain of the EPRDF, Abiy Ahmed.
He is also head of BOE and Co-Chair for the RNCB and hails from the Makahildhere clan of the Makahil section of Gadabursi.

Dire Dawa

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They also reside along the northeastern fringe of the chartered city-state of Dire Dawa, which borders the Dembel district, but also in the city itself.
The Issa subclan of the Dir make up a significant number of urban and rural Dire Dawa, whereas a small fraction of the Gadabuursi subclan of the Dir mainly reside in the rural areas to the east of the chartered city state

Awdal

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They can be found in northwestern Somalia and are the predominant clan of the Awdal region.
Awdal is primarily inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with the Gadabuursi subclan of the Dir especially well represented and considered the predominant clan of the region.

Saho people

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Based on research done by the Eritrean author 'Abdulkader Saleh Mohammad' in his book 'The Saho of Eritrea, the Saho people (Gadafur) is said to have Somali origins from the Gadabuursi.

Abdusalam H. Omer

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He hails from the Gadabuursi clan

Aden Isaq Ahmed

Aden born in Awdal in the year 1923, he belongs to the Rer Ahamed (Reer Axamed), Gibril Yunus (Jibril Yoonis), Makahiil (Makahiil) section of the Gadabursi (Gadabuursi) or Samaron (Samaroon) clan.

Harar

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The Gadabuursi, along with the Issa represent the most native and indigenous Somali tribes in Harar.
The Somali tribes surrounding Harar are mainly from the Dir clans of the Madaxweyne Dir-Akisho, Gadabuursi and Issa.

Awbere (woreda)

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In the Somali Region of Ethiopia they exclusively inhabit both the Awbere district in the Faafan Zone and the Dembel district in the Sitti Zone.
This woreda is primarily inhabited by the Makahiil Gadabuursi sub-clans of the Dir clan family.

Jijiga (woreda)

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They also inhabit the Gursum woreda where they are the majority and the Jigjiga woreda where they make up a large part of the Faafan Zone.
This diverse woreda is primarily inhabited by the Somali Somali Dir clan Akisho, clans of the Abaskuul, Bartire and Yabare subclans of the Jidwaq, the Geri, the Makahiil subclans of the Gadabursi, the Sacad Muuse subclans of the Habr Awal and the Sheekhaal.

Abdirahman Aw Ali Farrah

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Being a colonel of the SNM and hailing from the second largest clan in the borders of Somaliland the Gadabuursi, more specifically Gibril Yunis, he was known to negotiate a ceasefire.

Yusuf Tallan

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Talan was a native of the Awdal region of Somalia and a member of the Musafin (Musafiin), Habr 'Affan (Habar Cafaan) section of the Gadabursi (Gadabuursi) clan.