subclan

subclan

(ˈsʌbˌklæn)
n
(Sociology) a clan within a larger clan
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Within the tribe, the territories of clans and clan segments were such that each subclan had access to lands rich in limestone and various clays, as well as some dry, thin patches.
Naming the three sons publicly was designed to avoid any controversy among the children and among the Adongo Anyuak subclan community.
El patrimonio de cada cepa (animales, espiritus, bailes, tecnicas de fabricacion de objetos, adornos, motivos decorativos, pinturas faciales y corporales) determina su ubicacion dentro del subclan y establece una jerarquia entre ellos.
Within the tradition of Ibn Khaldun's Muqaddimah and the descriptions of the tribal solidarity or asabiyah and later Evans-Pritchard, and his close colleague at Cambridge, Ernest Gellner, Ahmed discusses the acephalous (headless), segmentary lineage system as the genealogical and structural basis of clan and subclan units of affiliation and balanced opposition found in many of these tribes.
Ending the Threat, Rebuilding a Nation, at xxv, 75 (2013) (exploring the role that the clan and subclan structure plays in recruitment and organization of Somalia based piracy).
Any semblance of central authority ceased to exist and all power was in the hands of clan and subclan warlords.
For example, some members of the Warsangali subclan, squeezed between Puntland and Somaliland forces in disputes over control of territory and business networks, accepted protection from the al-Shabab-aligned militia commander Mohamed Said Atom.
87) As lawlessness, clan violence, and famine took a toll, Islamic courts based in local mosques or subclan leadership began to spring up to restore order by mediating local disputes.
They will probably have to hire two others from the same subclan, Mr.
The clashes pitted members of the Saad subclan, which is dominant in the self-proclaimed central region of Galmudug, against Majerteen militia from Puntland.
Others derive from clan or subclan status and from elders able to exercise their authority using traditional means.
In January of 1991, Barre was defeated by General Mohammed Farah Aideed, leader of the Habr Gidr subclan and a product of Italian and Soviet military schooling, with Barre fleeing into exile in Nigeria.