Information on Somali clan Hamari (Reerhamer); may also be called Reer Hamer-Shanshi, sub-clan Ayimanka. [SOM9725]

The IRBDC has no currently available information on the Hamari clan or the Ayimanka sub-clan. A Somali-speaking researcher in the IRBDC has not heard of either but points out that Hamari closely resembles the Somali for Mogadishu Xamar which would be Hamar in English. He suggests that Hamari may indicate someone from Mogadishu rather than a clan. The IRBDC is unable to confirm or corroborate this suggestion at the present time.


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Laitin, David D. and Said S. Samatar. 1987. Somalia: Nation in Search of a State. Boulder: Westview Press.