language: Daarood) is a
The word Daarood means an 'enclosed compound,' consisting the two
words of daar (compound) and ood (enclosed place by wall,
trees, woods, fence, etc). Alternatively the word may be a nickname
meaning "blessed" in Arabic.
Members of the Darod clan are patrilineal descendants of Shaykh Darood
Jabarti. The Darod clan has long been involved with the politics of
Somalia during the pre and post-independence periods. Ex-president
Mohamed Siad Barre as well as colonial resistance figures Mohammed
Abdullah Hassan and Ahmed Gurey belonged to the Darod clan.
Some sources, including the
Canadian Report of the Somalia Commission of Inquiry, indicate
that Darod is the largest Somali clan. Conversely,
Human Rights Watch shows
Hawiye as being the largest. The Darod population resides throughout
Jubba valley and southwestern Somalia, northern
Somali Region (particularly the
Noted Darod clan
*Haji Ibrahim (Uunlaye)
Majeerteen Cali Suleyman At one Somali wealthiest men.
*Dr.Cali Ismacil Cabdi (Giir)
Leelkase Somali well known Politician and Minister Of Transportation
*Dr.Abdisamad Ilmi Hashi
well know poet.
*Maj. Gen Mohamed
Marehan, President of Somali State, 1969-1991
Majeerteen, President of Somali State, 1967-1969
Cabdulle Xasan, Sayyid (Sayid Mohammed Abdulle Hasan),
Ogaden, the legendary Sayyid or Mad Mullah
Majeerteen, president of Somalia
Warsangali, Legendary Sultan of the Warsangali clan
Marehan, Inventor of Somali script
Marehan, The Computer Scientist and Literature.
Barre Adan Shire Hiiraale
Marehan Cabinet Minister and Chairman of the Jubba Valley Allience,
possibly the most powerful political allience in Somalia.
Maxamed Jaamac 'Cawl' (1937-1992)-Warsangali-One
of the most acclaimed Somali novelists.
Abdulrahman Jama Barre,
Marehan The longest serving Somali diplomat. Served in several
ministerial dockets since 1950's including Foreign Affairs, Finance,
Education and Deputy Prime Minister.
Marehan The foremost Somali poet, literarian, intellectual and peace
Haji Hussein, Majeerteen, prime minister
Marehan prime minister transition federal government, 2002-2004
Farah Ali Idaajaa,
Marehan Leading Somali language author. He is also a poet, a
researcher and an intellectual.
Said S. Samatar,
Leelkase, The professor of African history
Warsangali, Ex-Major General and SSRC coup detat
Dhulbahante Member of SRRC and Interior Minister 1980
Mohammed Sheikh Adden,
Marehan, Somali intellectual, founder of Somali Technological
Dhuuh Aadan Dhulbahante Famous Somali poet
Awrtable, Legendary Somali poet
*Birre, C/Xakiin Maxamed Jaamac, Somali youth leader since 1994
*Zakariya Haji Muhamud,Leelkase
Somali Politician And M.P of the current Somali Government.
* Hunt, John A. (1951). "Chapter
IX: Tribes and Their Stock." A General Survey of the Somaliland
Protectorate 1944 - 1950.
London: Crown Agent for the Colonies. Accessed on
2005 (from Civic Webs Virtual Library archive).