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Title:The total Somali clan genealogy: a preliminary sketch
Author:Abbink, J.ISNI
Year:1999
Issue:41
Language:English
Series:ASC working paper
City:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
Geographic term:Somalia
Subjects:Somali
kinship
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/376
Abstract:This paper presents a preliminary genealogy of all Somali 'clans'. Somali kinship is based on patrilineal descent, but there are no equivalents in the Somali language for the words 'clan' and 'lineage'. The Somali terminology for the levels of social segmentation is complex, amongst others because of processes of territorial dispersion and social change. The present author distinguishes the following levels of descent: clan-families, clan moieties or territorial divisions, clans, subclans, lineages, and sublineages. An appendix lists the main political organizations and/or 'warrior' or 'warlord' groups and their dominant (sub)clan in 1999.
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