Duruqbo Clan

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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 trading. They are a clan that come from 2 different origins, the Aqaba who are from Mecca[2] and the Al Bakri who are a more recent addition from Oman. The former are mentioned in the Mogadishu founding story as being part of the 39 original families to settle in Mogadishu which 6 were said to Aqabi.[3] Where as the more recent al-Bakri clan are said to descend from Shaanda al-Bakri who is said to have moved to Marka some 12 generations ago[2] or around 400 years ago according to oral tradition.[4] This is the family the most famous from amongst the Duruqbo comes from Shaykh ‘Ali Maye Haji ‘Ali.[2]Duru

Notable people

  • Shaykh Ali Maye, a revered Sufi saint of the Duruqbo clan, a yearly festival is held for him outside his shrine in Marka and it ends on the 5 of the Islamic month of Safar[5]
  • Ramla Ali, current African Featherweight Champion and the first boxer in history to have won a boxing title whilst representing Somalia.

References

  1. ^ Adam, Anita. Benadiri People of Somalia with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu. p. 108.
  2. Jump up to:a b c Ahmed, Hassan. La Citta’ di Marka, I Biimaal e il Dominio Sulla Costa Somala. p. 57.
  3. ^ Ahmed, Ali Jiimale. The Invention of Somalia. p. 40.
  4. ^ Ahmed, Hassan. La Citta’ di Marka, I Biimaal e il Dominio Sulla Costa Somala. p. 55.
  5. ^ Adam, Anita. Benadiri People of Somalia with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu. p. 216.
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