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Ogaden

(ˌɒɡəˈdɛn)
n
(Placename) the Ogaden a region of SE Ethiopia, bordering on Somalia: consists of a desert plateau, inhabited by Somali nomads; a secessionist movement, supported by Somalia, has existed within the region since the early 1960s and led to bitter fighting between Ethiopia and Somalia (1977–78)

O•ga•den

(oʊˈgɑ deɪn)
n.
an arid region in SE Ethiopia.
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Haji was also known to back the push to unite his Ogadeni clan scattered across northern Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Aideed also formed alliances with other opposition groups, including the SNM and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Ogadeni sub-clan force under Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia.
Apart from the Eritrean nationalist movements, the major ethnic organizations included the TPLF, the OLF, and the Afar Liberation Front (ALF); smaller organizations included the Islamic Oromo Liberation Front (IOLF), the Western Somali Liberation Front (WSLF), and the Ogadeni National Liberation Front (ONLF).