WHO ARE THE DIGIL & MIRIFLE CLAN IN SOMALIA

WAAJIDPRESS – 7 Jul 2013:

Digil iyo Mirifle is one of the 5 major clans in Somalia. They live in southern Somalia in the regions of Baay, Bakool, Gedo, Middle Juba, Lower Juba, Lower Shabelle and Banadir. They also live in the Somali regions of Kenya and Ethiopia. Digil y Mirifle makes approximately about 50% of the entire Somali population.

The Digil subclans are mainly farmers and coastal people. The land they inhabit is the most fertile in Somalia. Mirifle subclans are Agro pastoralists with farming communities and some semi nomadic peoples.

Digil iyo Mirifle people speak a distinct version of Somali called maay maay, while most other clans speak maxaa tiri. Maay maay falls into the East Cushitic language groups. It is distinct enough that most standard Somali speakers will not understand it. Other languages spoke by Digil iyo Mirifle clans are Af Jiddu, Af Dabbare, Af Garre, and Af Tunni. These clans also speak maay maay and or maxaa tiri to communicate with other Somali’s.

Digil iyo Mirifle have 28 subclans. There are 7 subclans in Digil, and 21 in Mirifle. Mirifle are split into Siyeed (8) and Sagaal (9) subclans. The name Rahanweyn is often times used in reference to Mirifle.

Digil Subclans:

Bagadi
Geledi
Dabarre
Jiida
Shantacaleemood (Reer Dafeed)
Tunni
Garre.

Mirifle/Rahanweyn Subclans:

Siyeed:

Eelaay
Jiroon
Leysan
Hariin
Macalinweyne
Boqolhore (consisting the four clans of Qoomaal, Disoow, Eemid and Yalaale)
Heledi
Haroow
Waanjaal
Reer Dumaal
Garwaale
Asharaaf Sarmaan.

Sagaal:

Hadame
Luwaay
Geelidle
Jilible
Yantaar
Hubeer
Gasaargude
Goobabweyn
Eylow

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3 Responses to “WHO ARE THE DIGIL & MIRIFLE CLAN IN SOMALIA”

  1. Mohamed Neska Says:

    Glad to hear about digil iyo mirifle.

  2. asad Says:

    Mashaa Allah sxb

  3. SALMAN AHMED IBRAHIM Says:

    iam proud to know about my loved people,s clans

U dhaaf Halcelis

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