The patrilineal descent system of the Garri

Garri is an ethnic group of East Africa that is constantly grouped and cramped into other ethnic groups of the region. The origin of the Garri people is still debated and unclear, but nevertheless the descent is well-known and preserved. The Garri lineage preserved through tribes, sub-tribes and clans are listed below; non of the Garri tribes correlate with Somali tribes, but the lineage is identical to the Gabra (Oromo) tribe of Ethiopia. Prominent scholars who have written essays on East African studies all argue that Garris originally come from Ethiopia. These researches include K.N. Getachew, a Garri from Southern Ethiopia, and Shun Sato who did a study on Garri people at The University of Tsukuba.

TUF (Tuuf)

Ali
Sabdawa
Kalula
Taule

Adola
Kalwina
Reermuq (Abtugay)
Odomaya
Meeda
Tubadi
Bursuni
Kalmassa
Makabile

QURANYOWA (Quran)

Asare
Banna
Kilia

Furkesha
Oitira
Darawa
Otkoya
Birkaya
Sukubtire
Urdeq
Kalweisha

…and this makes up The Garri People. This geneology is also found within the Gabra people.

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7 thoughts on “The patrilineal descent system of the Garri

  1. HEY ASC .I WAZ LOOKING AROUND SURFIG THE WEB .WHEN I CAME THROUGH THE GARRI .I READ SOME OF THE THNGS IN HER N IT REALLY HELPED ME NO MORE ABOUT GARRI..IM HALF GARRI WHO LIVES IN DE UNITED N NOES NOTHIN ABT WEN I HAERD THAT I WAZ GARRI I WANTED TO KNOW MORE..I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN THE BASICS N SOOME SO IF YOU COULD HELP ME WTH SOME I WILL APPRECIATE ,,I WANTED TO BE A BIG SUPRISE TO MY DAD N WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO MY GRANMA WHO DOESNT SPEAK ANY LANGUAGE OTHA THAN GARRI ,,,JAZAKALLAH KHEYR N THNX SOO MUCH FO THIS ..SOME OF OUT THERE APPRECIATE,,

    • Hey Renan,

      I’m glad to hear this helped you out. I also posted some commonly used phrases which you can try to say to your grandmother. I’m sure she’ll be very happy to hear you speak it. If you’re on FB there’s a page called Garri Nation, “like” it and we’ll be posting info, videos and pics relating to Garris. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at garrination@gmail.com. I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

  2. salam hi thanks my dad is garri my mum is somali i didn’t even know that we have any website until resently.
    i tried the garii nation at fb i cldn’t get it plz hw do i get?

  3. this an amazing work, i believe you are the only person,who came close to my personal believe, this have to reseached and put into historical prospective, I thank you love everything , the relation with Gabra amazing, how about the Garrii in somaliya? please Email me, wachile@sbcglobal.net thank you again

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