The total Somali clan genealogy : a preliminary sketch

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The total Somali clan genealogy : a preliminary sketch

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: The total Somali clan genealogy : a preliminary sketch
Author: Abbink,J.
Pages: II, 23
Publisher: Afrika-Studiecentrum, Leiden
Issue Date: 1999
Keywords: ASC
Somalia; Somali; kinship
Abstract: This paper presents a preliminary genealogy of all Somali 'clans'. Somali kinship is based on patrilineal descent, but there are no equivalents in the Somali language for the words 'clan' and 'lineage'. The Somali terminology for the levels of social segmentation is complex, amongst others because of processes of territorial dispersion and social change. The present author distinguishes the following levels of descent: clan-families, clan moieties or territorial divisions, clans, subclans, lineages, and sublineages. An appendix lists the main political organizations and/or 'warrior' or 'warlord' groups and their dominant (sub)clan in 1999. [PREFERABLY USE THE ENLARGED 2nd EDITION AT http://hdl.handle.net/1887/14007]
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Series/Report no.: ASC working paper ; 41
ISBN: In ringband
Other Identifiers: oai:ascleiden.nl:075287668:1891
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/376
 

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