Garhajis

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The Garhajis (Garxajis, غرحجس, Ismail (Garhajis) Shiekh Isaaq ibn Ahmad al-Hashimi) is a sub-clan of the Isaaq.wikipedia
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Sultan

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They are the traditional holders of the Isaaq Sultanate since the late 18th century.

Burao

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Explorer Frank Linsly James, a guest of Sultan Awad (Cawad) Diiriye Sugulleh during his visit to Somaliland in 1884, described a performance he witnessed by Habr Yunis Horsemen at Burao's Togdheer River.
In the 19th century Burao was an important watering place controlled by the Habr Yunis clan.

Woqooyi Galbeed

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The Garhajis inhabit the western Togdheer, eastern Woqooyi Galbeed, southern Sahil, northern Sool and central Sanaag regions of Somaliland.
Woqooyi Galbeed is inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with the Issa Musse and the Sa’ad Muuse subdivisions of the Isaaq clan, It's also inhabited by the Garhajis and Arap sub-divisions of Isaaq clan.

Sanaag

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The Garhajis inhabit the western Togdheer, eastern Woqooyi Galbeed, southern Sahil, northern Sool and central Sanaag regions of Somaliland. The Gadwein Dervishes who were located in coastal Sanaag and the towns of Midisho and Jidali created complications for the Warsengeli Sultanate, who they regularly raided.
The region is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, principally the Habar Yoonis and Habar Jeclo sub-clans of the Isaaq and the Dhulbahante and Warsangali sub-divisions of the Harti Darod.

Togdheer

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The Garhajis inhabit the western Togdheer, eastern Woqooyi Galbeed, southern Sahil, northern Sool and central Sanaag regions of Somaliland.
It is equally shared & dominated by Habar Yoonis, Issa Musse & Habar Jeclo sub-divisions of Isaaq well represented.

Nur Ahmed Aman

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Among the prominent members of the Dervish was the Sultan of the Habar Yunis, Nur Ahmed Aman, whose letter to Mohammed Abdullah Hassan initiated the Dervish rebillion.
Sultan Nur Ahmed Aman (Somali nickname Nuur Dheere ) (1841–1907), was the tribal chief sultan of the Habar Yoonis (Habr Yunis) clan from 1880–1899 and later one of the leaders behind the Somali Dervish movement and revolt (1899–1920).

Habr Awal

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Historically the Garhajis took part in the conquest of Abyssinia and were part of the Adal Sultanate and are mentioned in the book Futuh Al-Habash (Conquest of Abyssinia) as the Habar Magaadle along with the Habar Awal, Arap and Ayub clans.
Historically the Habar Awal were part of the Adal Sultanate and are mentioned in the famous "Futuh Al-Habash" for their major contributions in the Abyssinian-Adal war as the Habar Magaadle along with the Garhajis, Arap and Ayub clans against the Abyssinian empire, and also for producing a historical figure known as Ahmad Girri bin Husain who was the righthand partner of Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi and a chieftain for the Habar Magaadle forces during the Abyssinian–Adal war.

Misraq Gashamo

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They also inhabit the Degehbur, Wardheer and Aware zones in the Haud region of Ethiopia.
This woreda is inhabited by the Habar Yoonis sub-division of Isaaq clans of the Somali people with some Habar Jeclo in the far-east of the woreda.

Somaliland

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The Garhajis inhabit the western Togdheer, eastern Woqooyi Galbeed, southern Sahil, northern Sool and central Sanaag regions of Somaliland. Under the leadership of Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur (Musa Arreh) the SNM carried out a successful invasion of Northern Somalia overthrowing the Communist regime and establishing the democratic state of Somaliland.
The Habar Yoonis and Ciidagale subclans of the Isaaq have a sizable presence among the population inhabiting the southern and eastern portions of Woqooyi Galbeed region including Southern Hargeisa and Salahlay.

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan

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Among the prominent members of the Dervish was the Sultan of the Habar Yunis, Nur Ahmed Aman, whose letter to Mohammed Abdullah Hassan initiated the Dervish rebillion.
The news of the incident that sparked the Dervish rebellion and the 21 years disturbance according to the consul-general James Hayes Sadler was either spread or as he alleged was concocted by Sultan Nur of the Habr Yunis.

Berbera

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The Habar yoonis exercised real power over Zeila and its adjacent regions and had established themselves as a coastal power, with Sharmarke Ali Saleh (Musa Arreh) solidifying and consolidating his power in governing Zeila, Berbera and Tadjoura. For centuries, the tomb of saint Aw Barkhadle, which is located between Berbera and Hargeisa, was used by the Isaaq clans to settle disputes and to swear oaths of alliances under a holy relic attributed to Bilal Ibn Rabah.
On the other hand, the southerly trade route was shared between Garhajis and Habar Awal merchants, where they obtained livestock, acacia gum, myrrh, grain and ghee.

Aware (woreda)

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They also inhabit the Degehbur, Wardheer and Aware zones in the Haud region of Ethiopia.
This city is inhabited by the Ciidagale sub-clan of the Isaaq clan.

Warsangali Sultanate

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The Gadwein Dervishes who were located in coastal Sanaag and the towns of Midisho and Jidali created complications for the Warsengeli Sultanate, who they regularly raided.
Between 1884 and 1886, the British government thus signed treaties with the Habr Awal, Habr Toljaala, Habr Gerhajis, Eesa, Gedabursi and Warsangali Somali clans.

Mohamoud Ali Shire

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Both were Ottoman agents and were accused by Sultan Mohamoud Ali Shire of instigating attacks on Las Khorey.
This came following other protectorate treaties signed by the British Empire and other Somali clans (Habar Awal, Gadabuursi, Habar Toljaala, Habar Gerhajis and Easa).

Dhulbahante

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After the Bombing campaign of the Taleh fort and the Dervish retreat into Ethiopia, Tribal Chief Haji Mohammad Bullaleh (Haji the Hyena) who hailed from the Rer Ainanshe clan of the Habr Yunis, commanded a 3000 strong army that consisted of Habr Yunis, Habar Jeclo and Dhulbahante warriors and pursued the fleeing Dervishes.
In the Sanaag region the clan is only present in the Erigavo district along with the Habr Yonis clan, whilst well represented in the regional capital of Erigavo.

Yusuf bin Ahmad al-Kawneyn

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For centuries, the tomb of saint Aw Barkhadle, which is located between Berbera and Hargeisa, was used by the Isaaq clans to settle disputes and to swear oaths of alliances under a holy relic attributed to Bilal Ibn Rabah.
12th century), popularly known as Aw Barkhadle ("Blessed Father"), Yusuf Al Kownayn, Yusuf Al Bagdhadi, and Shaykh Abu Barakat al Barbari ("Blessed Father of Somalia), was a Somali Muslim scholar and traveler. Based on reference to Yusuf Al Kawneyn in the Harar manuscripts, Dr. Enrico Cerulli has suggested that Al-Kawneyn was the founder and ancestor of the Walashma dynasty that governed both Sultanate of Ifat and Adal Sultanate during the middle ages. Another genealogical tradition according to C.J Cruttenden is that Aw Barkhadle was a descendant of Ismail Sheikh Isaaq ibn Ahmed. However, many accounts indicate Shaykh Yusuf al Kownayn and Shaykh Isaaq were known to be contemporaries and in contact at the same time (and not related).

Daroor (woreda)

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In 1877 the Garhajis under the leadership of Sultan Hersi Aman conquered Daroor and subjugated the Haroun sub-clan of the Ogaden, during the battle they captured and subsequently executed their Sultan.
The woreda is inhabited by the Eidagale Isaaq clan.

Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur

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Under the leadership of Abdirahman Ahmed Ali Tuur (Musa Arreh) the SNM carried out a successful invasion of Northern Somalia overthrowing the Communist regime and establishing the democratic state of Somaliland.
He hailed from the Habar Yoonis-Garhajis sub clan of the Isaaq

Abdullahi Qarshe

He belonged to the Habar Yoonis sub clan of (Garhajis) Isaaq that mainly inhabits Sanaag region of Somaliland.

Ali Dhuh

This particular series of conquests was what initiated the famous chains of poems known as Guba in which Ali Dhuh a Daarood poet laments, and berates the Ogadenis for losing so much land and exchanges heated poems with the Ogaden and Habr Yunis.
Ali Dhuh's most famous contribution to Somali poetry is the Guba poems, a series of poems he initiated after the Habar Yoonis conquest of the Ogaden, in which they uprooted the native Ogadens and took in to possession huge swathes of land and thousands of camels.

Faysal Ali Warabe

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He hails from the Eidagale sub-clan of the Isaaq.

Hussein Arab Isse

Isse hails from the Reer Iidle Ciidangale sub-clan of the Garxajis Isaaq clan.

Isaaq

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The Garhajis (Garxajis, غرحجس, Ismail (Garhajis) Shiekh Isaaq ibn Ahmad al-Hashimi) is a sub-clan of the Isaaq.
The Isaaq also have a large presence in the western and northern parts of Sool region as well, with Habar Jeclo sub-clan of Isaaq living in the Aynabo district whilst the Habar Yoonis subclan of Garhajis lives in the eastern part of Xudun district and the very western part of Las Anod district.

Elmi Boodhari

Boodhari also faced alienation and ridicule from his fellow Daud Garhajis (Eidagalla) kinsmen and composed the following verse:

Mohamed Mooge Liibaan

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He hails from Eidagale subclan of the larger Isaaq Somali clan.