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From the clan of the same name, a subsection of the Somali Darod, which inhabit part of the region.[1] Documented folk etymologies include Ogad, the name of a founding father, meaning clever or quick-witted, and a combination of the Harari word ūga (ūga, road)[2] and Aden, a city in Yemen, supposedly connected to Harar by an ancient caravan route passing through the region.[3]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A region in eastern Ethiopia.



  1. ^ Paolo Billi (23 March 2015) Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia[1], Springer, →ISBN, page 324
  2. ^ An Analysis of the Harari Vocabulary[2], Annales d'Éthiopie, 1959, retrieved 20 March 2019, page 292
  3. ^ Towards a History of the Incorporation of the Ogaden: 1887-1935, volume 27, issue 2, Journal of Ethiopian Studies, 1994, JSTOR 41966038, page 69–70


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  • IPA(key): /ɔˈɡa.dɛn/
  • Rhymes: -adɛn
  • Syllabification: O‧ga‧den

Proper noun[edit]

Ogaden m inan

  1. Ogaden (a region in eastern Ethiopia)
    Synonyms: (historical) Ifat; (historical) Sułtanat Adal; (historical 1936-1941) Somali Włoskie; (historical 1941-1954) Somali Brytyjskie; (rare) Somali Galbeed; (rare) Zachodnia Somalia; Somali


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Further reading[edit]

  • Ogaden in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Ogaden in Polish dictionaries at PWN