Maaraweyn

The maaraweyn was the army of Darawiish. It was divided into seven groups called Shiikhyaale, Ragxun, Dharbash, Golaweyne, Indhabadan, Taargooye and Miinanle.[1]

RegimentsEdit

The seven groups:[1]

  • Shiikhyaale
  • Taargooye
  • Miinanle
  • Indhabadan
  • Ragxun
  • Dharbash
  • Golaweyne

PoemEdit

The Sayyid made a poem about the seven groups in Maaraweyn. This is the poem[2]:


Mahiiggaankan wada jira; Taargooye maantaba,
Adigaa u maqaddina,
Mahiiggaankan wada jira; Goleweynahaa mudan,
Abshir Dhoore baa u macallina,
Mahiiggaankan wada jira; Madhaafaanka Indhabadan,
Cismaan Boos baa u maqaddina,
Mahiiggaankan wada jira; Dharbash lagama maarmee,
Xirsi Jeedlade baa u maqaddina,
Mahiiggaankan wada jira; Miinanloo iskaafiya,
Xuseen Yuusuf Ajuuraan baa u maqadina,
Mahiiggaankan wada jira; Shiikhyaaloon la mari karin,
Ibraahin Xoorane baa u maqaddina,
Mahiiggaankan wada jira; Ragxun muruqyo waaweyn,
Jaamac Boos baa u maqaddina.

This united torrential downpour, the Taargooye henceforth
You are its muqaddim,
This united torrential downpour, with the commendable Golaweyne,
Abshir Dhoore is its teacher,
This united torrential downpour, with the impenetrable Indhabadan,
Cismaan Boos is its muqaddim,
This united torrential downpour, the Dharbash thats indispensable,
Xirsi Jeedlade is its muqaddim,
This united torrential downpour; hey Miinanle! Take it easy!
Xuseen Yuusuf Ajuuraan is its muqaddim,
This united torrential downpour, with the impassable Shiikhyaale warriors,
Ibraahin Xoorane is its muqaddim,
This united torrential downpour, with the brawny men of Ragxun,
Jaamac Boos is its muqaddim


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ciisa-Salwe, Cabdisalaam M. (1994). The collapse of the Somali state. p. 17. the regular army (Maara-weyn) which was organised into seven regiments: Sheekh- yaale, Gola-weyne, Taar-gooye, Indha-badan, Miinanle, Dharbash and Rag-xun, each regiment with its commandant (muqaddim) varied between 1000
  2. Cali, Axmed (1974). Dabkuu shiday darwiishkii. p. 38. Shiikhyaaloon la mari karin Ibraahim baa u maqaddina Mahiiggaankan wada jira Ragxun muruqyo waaweyn Boos baa u maqaddina