Reer Nuur is a Somali clan, and more specifically, a major subclan of Gadabuursi, or Samaroon, tribe. The Reer Nuur inhabits the area between Boorama and Gabiley and from Sheed Dheer to the western coasts of Awdal region.
The Reer Nuur is further divided into two subclans, Mahamoud Nuur and Farah Nuur.
Mahamoud Nuur inhabits the Somaliland region. Mahamoud Nuur consists of further subdivisions:
• Abdi Mahamoud Consist Baho and Bah-Faad
o Baho Abdi Mahamuud
Reer Cismaan (BurBur)
Reer Xergeeye Gabbal
Reer Cali Gabbal
Reer Raage Gabbal
Haad Hussien (Abdi-Bulhun)
• Halas Mahamoud
o Omar Halas
o Ali Halas
o Gullied Halas
o Muuse Halas
o Hiraab Halas
o Baho Xeebjiraad
• Bah-Nimidoor Consist
o Hasan Mahamoud
o Hufane Mahamoud
• Bah-Jibraacin Consist
o Rooble Mahamud and
o Mohamed Mahamoud
Farah Nuur is part of Reer Nuur, found in the Somaliland and Ethiopian regions. Farah Nuur consists of further subdivisions:
• Reer Ibrahim
o Reer Waadhowr (Bare had 40 sons who died fighting in Hargeysa)
o Reer Gaade
o Reer Dadar
o Reer Guleed
o Reer Gobdoon
o Reer Samater Rooble
o Reer Saalah
o Reer Samakab
• Gabar Madow (Geedi-Faarax)
o Cali Geedi
o Hiraab Geedi
o Mahamed Geedi
o Wayteen Geedi
• Reer Abdi Ali
Politics of Mahamoud Nuur
Reer Nuur inhabits two countries, Somalia and Ethiopia, so their politics are divided. In the last Somaliland parliamentary elections, the reer nuur got 2 seats and lost 3, though the result was disputed. The clan has a minister in the government of Somaliland,one in Djibouti and one in Somali federation of Ethiopia.
Notable Reer Nuur
• Abdi Sinimo
Cabdi Deeqsi Warfaa, more widely known as Abdi Sinimo or Abdi Sinimoo, is a Somali singer and songwriter who established the balwo musical style. He was born in the 1920s in Jaarahorato, a historical village 25 miles (16km) north-east of Boorama. He was the fourth son in a family of eighteen children, 9 boys and 9 girls.
The first band he created was in Borama during 1944 and it was called Balwo. Members of his band were:-
• Cabdi Deeqsi Warfaa (Abdi Sinimoo)
• Koobali Caashaad
• Hussen Aare Meecaad
• Xaashi Warsame
• Khadiija Ciye Dharaar (Khadiija Balwo)
• Nuuriya Catiiq
1. ^ Abdullahi, Mohamed Diriye (2001). Culture and Customs of Somalia. Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 172. ISBN 0313313334. Retrieved on 2008-06-19.
2. ^ "Literature of Somali Onomastics and Proverbs ‘With Comparison of Foreign Saying’". Gobaad Press. Retrieved on 2008-06-19.
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