Definitions

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  • n. A member of a large clan of Somalia.

Etymologies

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Somali: Hawiiye, Arabic: بنو هوية

Examples

  • Gedi and senior members of the Islamic group are members of the same clan, the Hawiye, which is one of the country's biggest and dominates Mogadishu, the capital.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Gedi is from the other major clan, the Hawiye, which is dominant in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "It is a source of oxygen, as important to us as the water we drink," said Mohamed Hassan Haad, a senior figure in the powerful Hawiye clan.

    In Somalia, Islamist militias ban music from the radio

  • Somali fi sherman started out trying to deter illegal dumping and fi shing and graduated from attacking vessels to seizing them for ransom, with the Hawiye clan, based around Haradere in central Somalia, emerging as the dominant group of pirates in 2004.

    David Isenberg: There is More Than One Way to Use a Maritime PSC

  • Her family had fewer cows than the Hawiye milk maids, but they were much fatter and more patient.

    Nomad

  • Hardliners from Somalia's dominant Hawiye clan and the Islamist opposition refused to take part in previous reconciliation attempts, arguing that talks should be held outside of Somalia and only after an

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Hardliners from Somalia's dominant Hawiye clan and the Islamist opposition had refused to take part in previous reconciliation attempts, arguing that talks should be held outside of Somalia and only after an Ethiopian withdrawal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • An Iraq-style insurgency soon began inside Somalia, mainly drawn from UIC elements but also members of the Hawiye clan, the tribal base of the UIC.

    Frankie Martin: Somalia: Time to Pay Attention

  • One of main sources of opposition to Gedi's government has come from his own Hawiye clan, which is dominant in Mogadishu and is the largest in the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • One of Gedi's main strong points was his belonging to the Hawiye clan, the dominant clan in the capital Mogadishu and the largest in the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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