Beesha Darawiish or Si'iid Harti, also called Reer Darawiish, means the Dhulbahante tribe. The Dhulbahante were called Darwiishes during the colonial era. The Darwiish was the successor state to the Dhulbahante garaadship. The Dhulbahante Garaadship (Somali: Duulbaahaante, Arabic: دولباهانتى اوسعيد هرتي) was a kingdom from 1530 until 1895. Dhulbahante is also a Somali clan known for being the backbone of Darwiish. It is part of the larger Harti Darod clan. They live mainly in Sool, Cayn and Sanaag.
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- lLewis, I (1999). A Pastoral Democracy.
From the eponym Si'iid Harti (nicknamed 'Dulbahante') descend four lineages, the Muuse Si'iid, Mahammad Si'iid, Ahmad Si'iid, and Yunnis Si'iid
- The collapse of the Somali state: the impact of the colonial legacy, Ciisa-Salwe, 1996