Which clan owns Mogadishu?

Which clan owns Mogadishu?

Mogadishu is traditionally inhabited by 4 main Reer Hamar Gibil Madow (Dark skins) clan groupings (Somali: afarta reer xamar). These are the Moorshe, Iskashato, DhabarWeyne, and the Bandawow.

Who founded Mogadishu?

the Arabs
Founded by the Arabs in the 10th century, Mogadishu became the capital and chief port of Somalia. Initially after their arrival, families of Arab and Persian descent ruled Somalia and fueled the widespread conversion to Islam.

What country is Mogadishu located in?

Mogadishu, Somali Muqdisho, Italian Mogadiscio, Arabic Maqdishu, capital, largest city, and a major port of Somalia, located just north of the Equator on the Indian Ocean. One of the earliest Arab settlements on the East African coast, its origins date to the 10th century.

How many people are Muqdisho?

The current metro area population of Mogadishu in 2021 is 2,388,000, a 4.65% increase from 2020. The metro area population of Mogadishu in 2020 was 2,282,000, a 4.68% increase from 2019. The metro area population of Mogadishu in 2019 was 2,180,000, a 4.71% increase from 2018.

What is the largest clan in Somalia?


  • The Darod (Somali: Daarood, Arabic: دارود‎) is a Somali clan.
  • The Darod clan is one of the largest Somali clans in the Horn of Africa.

Who owned Somalia?

Somalia was colonized by European powers in the 19th century. Britain and Italy established the colonies of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland in 1884 and 1889, respectively. These two Somali lands eventually united and gained independence on July 1, 1960.

What religions are in Somalia?

According to the federal Ministry of Religious Affairs, more than 99 percent of the Somali population is Sunni Muslim. Members of other religious groups combined constitute less than 1 percent of the population, and include a small Christian community, a small Sufi community, and an unknown number of Shia Muslims.

Is Isaaq Arab?

The Isaaq (also Isaq, Ishaak, Isaac) (Somali: Reer Sheekh Isxaaq, Arabic: بني إسحاق‎, romanized: Banī Isḥāq) is a Somali clan. It is one of the major Somali clans in the Horn of Africa, with a large and densely populated traditional territory.