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The Garre are a Somali pastoralist clan who live in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They are sub-clan of the Digil clan.[1] Almost all speak the Garre language, though it may be secondary to the Maayspeaking sub-clan of Darrawe (Darrawa) who speak Maay as their first language. Their urban centers include Mandera, Moyale and El Wak. The Garre are divided into the Tuff and Quranyowa sub-clans. While the Tuffs are further divided into the Ali and Adola groups, the Quranyow are divided into the Asare and Furkesha.

[edit]Clan treeEdit

There is no clear agreement on the clan and sub-clan structures and many lineages are omitted. The following listing is taken from the World Bank's Conflict in Somalia: Drivers and Dynamics from 2005 and the United Kingdom's Home Office publication, Somalia Assessment 2001[2]

        • Rahanweyn
          • Digil
            • Dabarre
            • Jiddu
            • Garre
            • Tunni
            • Geledi
          • Mirifle
            • Sagaal
              • Jilible
              • Hadarne
            • Sideed
              • Harin
              • Eelay
              • Jiron
              • Leyasn

In the south central part of Somalia the World Bank shows the following clan tree:[3]

        • Rahanwayin
          • Digil
            • Geledi
            • Tunni
            • Garre
            • Jiddo
            • Begedi
            • Shanta-Alen

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