Darod conquered Jubbaland through jihad against the Oromo

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  1. Prince of Lasanod

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    I.M Lewis. "A modern history of the Somali": "It was apparently in this same year that a severe epidemic of smallpox amongst the Galla provided the opportunity for which their Darod neighbors had obviously been waiting. Almost immediately, the Darod fell upon their Galla hosts on all sides and inflicted very heavy losses. The few Oromo who survived fled to the south; and by the turn of the century, most of the southern Galla had been cleared of the area, retaining footholds only at Wajir and Buna. A new factor now made itself felt in the form of desperate Ethiopian raids into the Ogaden and down by the Juba. This, with further waves of new Somali immigrants-some of whom had sailed down the coast by dhow-maintained and even increased the Somali pressure(Cali Saleeban,Siwaaqroon and Osman Mahmoud Majeerteen) . Indeed, by 1909, parties of Darod immigrants had pressed as far south as the Tana River with livestock estimated as many as fifty thousand beasts.

    By 1912, when administrative and military posts were opened by the British in this turbulent northern part of the East African Protectarate, the situation was still fluid. The Darod were still on the move and we're now seeking to dominate completely the whole region from Buna in the west, through Wajir, to the Tana in the south-east. Many of these non-Hamitic WaBoni hunters who had survived the tides of migration and battle had now become the seeds of the Darod, and most of the Warday Galla who remained had to be moved across the Tana River to prevent their extinction by the Somali.

    A good number, however, chose to stay with their former Darod subjects as clients, thus completely reversing the earlier positions when the Oromo had been masters of Jubaland. To the west, the once powerful Ajuran, who after their defeat in the 17th century had been ignominiously harried southwards, has now lost much of their cohesion and were rapidly being infiltrated by other Somali. Finally, the southern Boran Galla were being thrust north-west by the continued Darod pressure.

    By 1919, feeling between the Darod and those Warday Galla who had been moved across the Tana River reached such a pitch that it was again necessary for the British authorities to intervene. The consequences was an undertaking by both sides, known as the Somali-Orma (Galla) agreement, which allowed the Galla who remained with the Darod on the left bank to choose finally between accepting the formal position of serfs, or of moving across the river to join their free kinsmen. Those who decided to cross the Tana were obliged to leave behind them with their Somali patrons half of the cattle which they had acquiring during their bondage. Under these conditions it is perhaps not surprising that the few of the Warday Galla moved.

    Some twelve years later, further unrest broke out among the Galla subjects of the Darod, and a rumour began to circulate that the Somali were about to disregard the 1919 agreement. Whether on this account, or for other reasons, about eight hundred Oromo dependents with ten times as many heads of livestock made a forlorn bid for freedom, trekking towards the Tana River at the very height of the dry season. The result was disastrous; nearly half their number perished, and the few who survived were ignominiously returned to the left bank of the river. In 1936, the agreement ended and the government of Kenya tacitly recognized that, except for those on the right bank of the Tana, the Warday Galla with whom the Somali had long been struggling had long been finally assimilated. Of the Oromo who had once occupied so much of this territory, only the Boran and Gabra remained.

    Thus ended the great series of of migrations which, over a space of nine hundred years, had brought the Somali from their northern deserts into more fertile regions of the centre and south and finally into the semi-deserts of northern Kenya. These movements had far-reaching social repercussions."
     
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  2. Prince of Hobyo

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    This is early 1900s. Ajuran Sultanate already held most of what is today Jubbaland, including Kismayo.
    They were also the first expansionsist Somalis and fought Oromos

    But still the 19th century push by the Ogaden, Marehan, Harti, Degodia, Garre, Ajuraan,Gaaljecel etc were great conquests of land for the Somali people and a great show of strenght:nvjpqts: And special shoutout to the natural born expansionists (and perhaps the best Somalis at it) that are the Ogaden:nvjpqts::nvjpqts:
     
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  3. Prince of Lasanod

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    Agreed ogaden mashallah are truly landheere but I would like to mention that during the ajuuran days kismaayo was only a very small fishing settlement inhabited by the Bajunis. Only recently in the last few centuries did it transform into a major trading hub.
     
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  4. SultanuuFicaan

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    Ogaden iyo Ciise, these two clans have expanded our lands greatly. Ogaden and cIISE are still pushing as we speak, they have reached two other rivers (Awash and Tana river). Ciise are beefing Canfar while the Ogaden against some other bantu tribes.
     
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  5. maestro

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    Bruh we have already crossed the river. We now control both sides but I wish we move to the lamu regions and the fertile coastline. Sadly nomads have no use for the ocean or farming
     
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  6. SOMALI GENERAL

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    Imagine if all Somalis united under one king in the middle ages and created a centralised state, as well as realising the nomad lifestyle is backwards and that agriculture is the basis of civilisation. Wallahi we would've conquered more bantu & oromo lands and created a vast Somali empire.

    :rejoice::rejoice:
     
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  7. Boqor Quark Boqor Cisman

    Boqor Quark Boqor Cisman Puntland independence Movement

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    Geeljire life style focked us
     
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  8. SOMALI GENERAL

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    It fucked us over big time sxb, there were some Somali sultanates, but most Somalis at that time were still nomads. It would have been far better if someone unified these mini coastal states into one unified Somali state. If Somalia is to progress, we need to ditch that geeljire lifestyle for good. Agriculture gave birth to many great civilisations like for instance the romans, persians and the chinese empires. Heck even the Habesha had their own great empire called Axum which utilised agriculture and from there they built an advanced empire.
     
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