Related Topics: History , Introductions, Arguments, Outlines , Prophets Homer Heater Jr. Dr. Heater taught for eight years at Dallas Theological Seminary, served on the faculty of Capital Bible Seminary for 30 years, and spent eleven years as President of the Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary. Having retired in 2007, he continues to minister under the auspices of BCM I... More
Ethnic Somalis, who made up about 85% of the population in 1998, are divided into two main clan families: the Samaal, which includes the Darod, Isaaq, Hawiye, and Dir clan groups; and the Saab, which includes the Rahanweyn and Digil clans and other smaller clan groups. The Samaal are principally nomadic or seminomadic pastoralists; the Digil and Rahanweyn are primarily farmers and sedentary herders. There are also small Bantu-speaking groups who live along the Shabeelle and Jubba rivers.
Received for publication 20 November 1986
and in revised form 3 April 1987.
The author is a reciprient of a Burroughs-Welcome Young Investigator Award.
A preliminary version of this paper was prepared for a meeting of the Committee on a National Strategy for AIDS of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.
The helpful comments of Drs. Robert Bailey, Elizabeth Colson, William Davis, Peter Ellison, Elliot Goldstein, Sarah Hrdy, P. E. Palmer, and Joseph Skorupa and the secretarial assistance of Ms. Judy Blankenship and Ms. Brenda Burris are gratefully acknowledged.
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