Gaameedle Clan

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Gamedle (Somali: Gaameedle Arabic: جامدل) are a Benadiri/12 Koofi clan mainly from the southern coastal cities of; Marka[1] and Mogadishu.[2]

Overview

The Gamedle clan are said to be of Hadrami ancestry according to their elders and are said to be Ba Hamdani in origin.[3] Prior to colonisation, the Gameedle were known to have ruled Marka and were allied with the Ajuuran clan who had ruled Marka’s hinterlands for 2 centuries before the Bimaal’s took over the area outside the city.[4] Near their mosque, in the heart of the ancient city, there is the ruin of a palace that is said to have been the seat of Wakil Samo Nayb, the last governor of Ajuuran theocracy.[3]

References

  1. Adam, Anita. Benadiri People of Somalia with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu. p. 108.
  2. Adam, Anita. Benadiri People of Somalia with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu. p. 158.
  3. Ahmed, Hassan. La Citta’ di Marka, I Biimaal e il Dominio Sulla Costa Somala. p. 57.
  4. Marchal, Roland (1997). Studies on Governance. p. 7.a
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