There is no doubt that Cumar Maxamuud is the largest MJ sub clan. They are about the size of Dhulbahante or close to it IMO.
North Mudug is where Cumar Maxamuud mostly settles, which boast a population of 593K according to the latest UN estimate. CM is at the very least 50% (probably a lot more) of that number, ie 300K only in mudug. Add Burtinle, Garowe, Doolo zone and you get about 400K which is a fair estimation in my view.
Maxamuud Saleeban ~ 900K and MJ ~ 1.7M
Dhulbahante has ~270K population in Sool (excluding Caynabo here). Add their population in Sanaag, DDSI, and Nugaal and they should be somewhere around the half million mark, 500K.
Cumar Maxamuud in terms of numbers:
1. Reer Mahad
2. Cabdi Ciise
3. Reer Khalaf
4. Reer Aadan Cigale / Maxamed Cumar / Reer Xirsi
These are the largest.
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
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.
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