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Important Dates in the History of the Hadiya People of Ethiopia

Important Dates in the History of the Hadiya People of Ethiopia

Our review of the source book is here. 9th Century Foundation of Arabic-Islamic principalities at the Horn of Africa including Hadiya Sultanate  since 1225 Diffusion of Arabic version of Kebra nagaSt in Ethiopia ruled by Zagwe Dynasty– Hadiyya mentioned as opponents of the Christian Empire 13th Century Territorial relocation of […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Badawwaachcho Hadiya: Celebration for the Deceased (continued). Singing Arajja (praise for the dead) by aradaano (singers) (1972-4)

10 January 2001 Publication on UNHCR Website by US Department of Homeland Security About Hadiya

This is another installment of Hadiya Journey’s continued documentation of the earliest resistance the oppressive ruling party of Ethiopia, EPRDF, faced in the country. The Hadiya people were alone at the time in opposing and wining against EPRDF at the time and paying the price for their unyielding peaceful democratic […]

Happy Irreechaa 2019 to Oromo and Other Ethiopians

We estimate that the Hadiya’s Fandaanano, the traditional socio-religious system shares over 90% of its features with Waaqeffanna of the Oromo. Irreechaa is a part of Waaqeffanna socio-religious system and the overall Oromo culture. Curios as to how similar Irreechaa and Fandaanano are? You can start by reading my review […]

Major Ethnic Groups in Ethiopia

ለነገሩማ ሀዲያ በኢትዮዽያ በህዝብ ብዛት 8ኛ እኮ ነዉ

ይህም የመንግስትን የራሱን የ2007( እ.አ.አ.) የህዝብ ቆጠራ ብቻ በመጠቀም ነዉ። ይህ chart ለማሳየት የሚሞክረዉ በኢትዮዽያ ትልልቆቹን ብሄሮች የህዝብ ቁጥር በ% ስዕል ነዉ። ሰብዓዊ፣ ዴሞክራሲያዊና ራስን በራስ ማስተዳደር መብት የሚወሰነዉ በማንኛዉም ሀገር በህዝብ ብዛት መሆን የለበትም። ቻርቱ እንደሚየሳየዉ የሀዲያ የህዝብ ብዛት ቶፕ ቴን (top ten) ዉስጥ ከመሆንም አልፎ በ 8ኛነት ይታያል። […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya market in Fonko (1970-1)

Voting, violence and violations : peasant voices on the flawed elections in Hadiya, Southern Ethiopia

May 14, Hadiya Martyrs Day for Democracy | ግንቦት 06 ሀዲያ የዴሞክራሲ ሰመዕታት ቀን In commemoration of May 14, Hadiya Martyrs Day for Democracy we present to you below Kjetil Tronvoll’s 2001 article in Journal of Modern African Studies . We are grateful to the author and sponsoring institution, Norwegian […]

Yahodee Masqala in Hadiya Ethiopia

ያሆዴ መስቀላ ለሃዲያ ሕዝብ ባህላዊና ታላቅ የዘመን መለወጫ በዓል ነዉ እንጂ ሃይማኖታዊ አይደለም። ከኦቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ መስቀል ጋር መገናኘቱ የመገጣጠም ጉዳይ ነዉ

For the people of Hadiya, Ethiopia (and other southerners), Yahode is regarded as the beginning of new year among other things! ያማርኛዉን ትርጉም በቅርቡ በቅርቡ እናትማለን። There is a tendency in the dominant culture in Ethiopia to associate Yahode Maskqalaa with the “finding of the cross of Jesus” of the […]

ሃሬች ህድእል መጣፈ New Testament Pic - Good Amharic Books

እቫንጄልካል የመጽሓፍ ቅዱስ ሊቃውንት ባህልን ማጥፋት ኃጥኣት ነው ኣሉ

የመጽሓፍ ቅዱስና የቲዮሎጂ ጠቢብ Rich Hansen (ርች ሀንሰን) አዲስ አበባ ባለዉ Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) እኣአ  ከ 2010 እስከ 2014 አስተምረዋል። ይህ ጽሑፋቸዉ የኢትዮዽያ እቫንጄልካል ዓለማዊና መንፈሳዊ ብለዉ የሚከፋፍሉት አስተምሮ ራሱ ስዉር ኃጥኣትን የወለደ መሆኑን መጽሓፍ ቅዱሳዊ ትንታኔ ይሰጣል። ጽሑፏን ወደ እኛ ያደረሱትን የሃዲያ ባለዉለታ እቫንጄሊስት ስተፋን ሪተርን […]

First Hadiyya Latin Writing Guide

ሀድይኛን በላቲን ፊደል ኣጠቃቀም መመሪያ First Hadiyyisa publication in Latin script – The Guide

You will find below a publication that is believed to be the first guide on how to use Latin script to write in Hadiyyisa, published in 1993 (1986 HD). Its title is HADIYYISA LAATIIN FIDALINNE AWWAAXXIMMI AWWANSA or ሀድይኛን በላቲን ፊደል ኣጠቃቀም መመሪያ. It was authored by Tesfaye Woldemesqel Maade and […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Book Cover for Fandaanano: The Traditional Socio-Religious System of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia

Book Review by Abbink of Fandaanano The Traditional Socio-Religious System of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia

The book: Fandaanano The Traditional Socio-Religious System of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia by Ulrich Braukämper Below is a great book review article by Jon Abbink of African Studies Centre Leiden-Vrije Unversiteit, Amsterdam  

Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya: Cattle market in Liisaana (1970-1)

Hadiyyisa-English Dictionary by Stefan Ritter

This is the most comprehensive Hadiyyisa (Hadiyya) to English dictionary I have ever seen.  Mr. Ritter is a German missionary, Hadiyyisa/Hadiya researcher and an excellent friend of the Hadiya people who, with his wife, lived in Hadiya Zone 2005 – 2010.  He continues work on Hadiya culture and literature.  Hadiya […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Badawwaachcho Hadiya: Celebration for the Deceased. Singing Arajja (praise for the dead) by aradaano (praising singers) (1972-4)

1509 AD Letter by Queen Eleni of Ethiopia & the Daughter of Hadiya Garaad Muhammad

We are ever so grateful to Stefan Ritter — a German missionary, Hadiyyisa/Hadiya researcher and an excellent friend of the Hadiya people who, with his wife, lived in Hadiya Zone 2005 – 2010 — for making available to us the Latin & German (and subsequently the English) versions of Queen […]

Aethiopica International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies

Prof. Braukämper’s Contribution to Academic Journal Aethiopica & Opportunities for Hadiya Scholars

The following is a portion of email content we received from an excellent friend of the Hadiya people, Stefan Ritter, who spent many years in Hadiyaland.  He and his wife lived in the Hadiyya Zone — first in Hoommachcho, then in Hosanna from 2005 – 2010. “It is with much […]