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The Somali People

When writing about Banadir history and the contributors to this magnificent civilization, it’s only fair to mention the Somali Cushitic people, their contribution and part

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Biida Clan

Juunji Clan

Juunji (Somali: Juunji Arabic:جونجي) are a Benadiri/12 Koofi clan mainly from the southern coastal city of Marka.[1] Overview According to Pantano (1910:15). “The Giungiu came from Hirab, after I Biimaal,

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Biida Clan

Reer Manyo Clan

The Reer Manyo are confederacy of clans based in the southern coast of Somalia, primarily in the cities of Mogadishu and Merca and the towns and villages between them. [1]

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Biida Clan

Ba Fadal Clan

Ba Fadal (Somali: Baa Fadal, Arabic: با فضل) are a Benadiri clan predominately based in historic Shingani district of Mogadishu.[1] However, there are established settlements on the road to Merca in the village of ‘Number

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Biida Clan

Reer Faqi Clan

Reer Faqi (Somali: Reer Faqay, Chimini: Ra Faqi), also known as Banu Qahtan, is a Banadiri clan. It is primarily found in the southern coastal cities of Mogadishu, Marka, Baraawe and Kismayo.[1] They established communities

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Biida Clan

Duruqbo Clan

Duruqbo (Somali: Duruqbo Arabic: دورقبو) are a Benadiri/12 Koofi clan mainly from the southern coastal cities of; Marka and Mogadishu[1] and have established communities in the hinterlands in towns such as Qoryooley due to

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Biida Clan

The 12 Koofi of Marka

The 12 Koofi, more commonly known as Reer Marka, are a multiracial confederation of clans based in the southern port town of Marka. Members of this group of clans can

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