Reer Ahmed are galti not guri. The reer guri are clans like reer hassan, talxe, hawrarsame, soonfure, uurmidig, haber yaquub these are older tribes within Marexaan, the Galti are all from the Maxamed-Daud branch (equivilent in age to maxamoud salebaan and maxamed zubeer) this includes Cali Dheere, Reer Garaad, Reer Yusef, Ina Nuur, and the Xuseen Yusef branchs such as Cali Xuseen, Reer Axmed, and Reer Farax Ugaas. The reer guri moved down south about a hundred years after Amir Nuurs death and fall of Harer. The Galti came in two waves, some before the Dervishes to help out reer guri kick out boran and oromo, and some during the colonial era as dervishes and aid to Marexaan in campaigns against the colonialist.The reer Guri (reer talxe/reer axmed etc) of MX helped for southern settlement to Gedo and then after that the central Som MX followed moving to also NFD and then further to 'JB'. Dervish wars also helped this southern migration. Harti as a northern unit didn't really have this initial early large scale emigration movement to 'JB'/south hence them staying in togdheer to central/south Som. Then they went to kismaayo etc. There are probally more reasons too like harti being more northern and coastal and had their ports to govern like Hobyo, las khoray etc and were less dependent on pastoral movements.
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