The highest ranking Dhulbahante monarch

Garaad is the name for a Dhulbahante clan ruler. He is traditionally from the baharsame sub-clan of the Dhulbahante.


There is no specific word for a garaad's wife. The word garaad is from the Somali language. It means "intelligence".[1] The dynasty and lands ruled by the Garaad is called a Garaadship.[2]


  1. Renders, Marleen (2012). Consider Somaliland: State-Building with Traditional Leaders and Institutions. BRILL. p. 179. ISBN 90-04-21848-3.
  2. Cilmiile (5 August 2007). "Somali History: History of Darwiish Ismaaciil Mire, Part 1".