Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Yibir (also spelled Yibbir) are a small clan of Somalia, subsisting as itinerant soothsayers and magicians. They are said to predate the coming of Islam to the area and to be descendants of Mohammad Hanif of Hargeysa, who had a reputation as a pagan magician. The Yibir continue to be a small minority clan, greatly dependent on the host community, and have a language (a dialect of Somali) they keep secret from the ruling Somali clans. The Yibir belong to the category of the sab, a group of minority clans which also includes the Madhiban and the Tumaal. The sab live in subservience to the ruling clans, the Somali. They traditionally perform menial work and lack almost all those rights common to freeborn Somali." They are peripatetic people, that is, groups who may have originally subsisted by hunting and gathering and later performed menial or sometimes specialized work, often for low wages."