Where is Puntland located?
Puntland, an arid region of north-east Somalia, declared itself an autonomous state in August 1998, in part to avoid the clan warfare engulfing southern Somalia.
What tribes live in Puntland?
The Harti are a federation of three clans: the Majerteen are the main clan in Puntland; the Dulbahante and Warsangeli live in the disputed border areas between Puntland and Somaliland.
How many regions are in Puntland?
Puntland consists of 5 regions and the town of Buhotle.
Is Puntland part of Somaliland?
1960 – Puntland becomes part of a united Somalia with the independence and merger of the Italian and British Somaliland territories. 1998 – Puntland region declares autonomy after the rest of Somalia collapses into anarchy, but does not seek independence.
What is the largest Somali clan?
The Darod clan is the largest Somali clan family in the Horn of Africa.
How many regions are there in Somaliland?
Current administrative divisions Currently, Somaliland is divided in 6 regions, Awdal, Sahil, Maroodi-Jeeh, Toghdeer, Sanaag and Sool.
Who is the strongest tribe in Somalia?
The two most powerful clans in southern Somalia are the Habr Gidir/Hawiye and the Darod (each with its own sub-clans).
Is Dhulbahante a Somaliland?
In Somaliland, the Dhulbahante almost exclusively inhabit the Sool region. Michael Walls on the Dhulbahante and Sool says: “The residents of Sool overwhelmingly hail from a single clan grouping in the form of the Dhulbahante […].
Are Hawiye Somali?
The Hawiye (Somali: Hawiye, Arabic: بنو هوية, Italian: Hauija) is the largest Somali clan family. Members of this clan traditionally inhabit central and southern Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia (Somali, Harar, Oromia and Afar regions) and the North Eastern Province in Kenya.
What is Somaliland called today?
Somaliland, historically, the area now comprising Somalia and Djibouti. The name is also used to refer to the Republic of Somaliland, a self-declared independent country in the Horn of Africa.