Google Maps hadday noqoto Xaafada Israac iyo Buurtinle iyo Bacaadweyn baan soo qaadan halka adigu aad Laascaanood iyo Buuhoodle la shir imaan doontid, inaysan xitaa isku dhawayn na waad ogtahaye armay kuu roontahay inaadan ku degdegin!I said North Mudug, which is the PL controlled Gaalkacyo district, Jarriiban district and Galdogob district. Leelkase dominate Galdogob (80K), CM dominate Jarriiban (81K). PL controlled Gaalkacyo district is 390K, with the majority being CM! The city is CM, Leelkase, Reer Biciidyahan and smaller clans (in that specific order). But the district is a lot larger, and almost every town outside GLK is exclusively Cumar Maxamuud. From Beyra to Bacaadweyn to Xarfo to Balibusle etc. Atleast 200K in Gaalkacyo is CM, 70K in Jarriiban (-dir), atleast 20K in Galdogob (Buur Saalax is CM!), 65K in Buurtinle, atleast 70K in DDSI etc is CM. That gives us 425K inside Greater Somalia.
Omar Maxamud is = to Dhulos? That’s caqliga Majeerteen.
If Mudug is 593K what about Habar Gidir? Marexaan? Leelkase? Awrtable? Meheri? Madhiban? Dir? Sheikhal?
Sool was estimated at 330K excluding Caynabo it’s 300K plus Sanaag & Togdheer you have another 150K Plus Doolo & Jubboyinka another 100K and the Diaspora another 50K, Dhulos could be 600K Majeerteen maybe 750K.
Ogaden 2 Million
Aweyteen, Balcaad, Gilamays another 300K
Facaye, Kaskiqabe, Jambeel, Ciise, Libaan Gashe, Geesi Guule, other Tanades. 100K
Darood is at least 1/3 of Somalis which is around 6 Million
Add that to the fact that CM is by far the largest MJ diaspora, dominating the most densely populated regions somalis reside ie Minneapolis, Gothenburg etc. Which gives atleast 50K. Total: close to 0.5M. Your estimation of DH: 0.6M. Not much different.
I used to be very skeptic when the elders I used to speak to would tell me CM and DH are similar population wise. I used to argue that MS and DH would be similar population wise. It seems that the elders had it right now when the population of each clans regions can be compared.
Walaal waxaasi Caqli Gaal maaha, Dhulos iyo CM iskuma dhaawa.
Go check Galkaacyo on Google Map that place does not exceed 150K somalida over exaggerate things.
The UN estimated the whole Mudug Region at 717K
Urban 381K (Big towns including Galkacyo), rural 79K villages.
Nomads 185K IDPs 70K (Majority D&M, Bantu & Southerners)
Baal 717K waxaad Uu qaybisa, Leelkase, Omar M, Bicidyahan, Gumaasoor, reer maxamuud Nux Jibrahil, Madhiban, Awrtable, Sheikhal, Wagrdhac, arab salaax, Sacad, Salebaan, Saruur, Dir, Madhiban, And Idps
Wlle I'm not speaking about cities! I clearly said Gaalkacyo distric which includes the rural population. Not my estimation but the UN, which divided Mudug into North and South (PL and GM), and estimated NORTH Mudug at 593K and SOUTH Mudug at 124K. Again, not my estimation. With that, I do not have to include: Sacad, Saleebaan, Saruur, etc.
The only clans with significant population in PL controlled Mudug is: Cumar Maxamuud, Leelkase, Reer Biciidyahan, Majeerteen yaryare, and to some extent Dir (Surre) and Carab Saalax. Awrtable are found in numbers in Buurtinle district. Mareexaan are very tiny population wise in PL controlled Mudug.
Jarriiban district is with no doubt almost exclusively CM apart for some Dir. It has a population of 80K. Galdogob district is Leelkase majority with significant CM presence as the second largest town, Buur Saalax, is CM. It has a population of 80K. Left is Gaalkacyo District which apart from Gaalkacyo also includes: Beyra, Bacaadweyn, Balibusle, Xarfo, Beer Dhagaxtuur etc which are all CM. Cagaaran is Biciidyahan. What are the towns other clans inhabit in Galkacyo district?
PL controlled Gaalkacyo is majority CM. Only someone who has not been to the city or is purposely trying to mislead would claim otherwise. There is a reason why CM has 12 seats, Leelkase 5, Biciidyahan 3 in the district council.
Gaalkacyo district is 390K. For the sake of argument let's say that CM only makes up 40% (!) despite living exclusively in the towns under the district and forming the majority of the city! That gives us 156K. Add 60K from Jarriiban and 20K from Galdogob. That is 236K out of 730K in Mudug. Then add 50K from Burtinle and 70K from DDSI. Total amount is 356K. Add diaspora and JL.
For North Mudug: 593K - 70K IDP - 236K CM = 287K left for Leelkase, Biciidyahan, MJ yaryare, Surre, Carab Saalax and MX. A bit too much if the reality on the ground is considered. But I'll accept it for the sake of the argument.
60K in Galdogob + 60K in Gaalkacyo = 120K for Leelkase. Biciidyahan = 60K. The rest are small population wise individually and make up the rest of the 107K together.
I think this is a very honest estimation and if you've been to Mudug, I'm sure you would agree.
One last thing: Many clans living in a place doesn't mean they live there in numbers. There are MJ/HY nomads in Sool, Fiqishini living ther etc but they are omitted when counting clan population as they do not make up a significant number.