Books & Publications

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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 […]

Prof. Ulrich Braukämper Small portrait 1

Even During His Lifetime the Hadiya Included Prof. Ulrich Braukämper in Their Poem

These are readable pictures of a few partial pages (excerpts) taken from Praise and Teasing: Narrative Songs of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia written by Prof. Ulrich Braukämper and Dr. Tilahun Mishago. The excerpts showcase both the beauty of the art and how the art was used to praise Prof. Ulrich Braukämper.  […]

Ulrich Braukämper Giving Lecture

Ulrich Braukämper Passed Away – Remembering a Hero in the Hadiya Scholarship

Oh my great God!  My heart just fell down with sadness on passing of this giant story teller of the Hadiya and the continent of Africa!  Having spent more than four years in Hadiyaland and other parts of Ethiopia he wrote three great books about the Hadiya people of Ethiopia […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Libidoo (Maraqo , Marako) Hadiya Girls at a wedding ceremony, singing and dancing (1972-4)

The Depth of Historic Connections Among Oromo Hadiya Raayaa Azaaboo Ashaange

The following is taken from A History of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia book by Ulrich Braukamper, 2012 pp 135/136. Rayyaa, Azaaboo and Ashaange are specified as the three sons of Hube’anaa in all of the traditions recorded. They were bom in Dallo where Hube’anaa is sup­posed to have lived. Rayyaa […]

Advanced Hadiyyisa Dictionary Apps on Google Play

Hadiyyisa Dictionary Android App At Last

  Congratulations Hadiya, we finally have a smart phone app (Android only for now) for Hadiyyisa dictionary!  Here is the direct link to it in Google Play store. It translates Hadiyyisa words written in Hadiyyisa spelling system (orthography) into English and/or አማርኛ (using Ge’ez) depending on user’s preference and background. […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya Kidigissa mourners of the dead many on horses (1970-1)

Some Observations on Hadiyyisa Orthography – A Review

Analysis of the Study from a Hadiyyisa Speaker’s Angle   The project An entire 2016 volume of Oslo Studies in Language scholarly journal (available online) was dedicated to publishing a collection of studies conducted by team of researchers from Addis Ababa University, Hawassa University, University of Oslo and the Norwegian University […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya celebrating the dead with a decorated horse (1970-1)

What is in the Name? Personal Names in Hadiyya – A Review

Analysis of the Study from Hadiyyisa Speaker’s Angle The project An entire 2016 volume of Oslo Studies in Language scholarly journal (available online) was dedicated to publishing a collection of studies conducted by team of researchers from Addis Ababa University, Hawassa University, University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya girl preparing butter by shaking fresh milk in a clay pot (1970-1)

Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) Language Orthography – Alphabet and Writing

Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) Orthography Primer I decided to create a resource for basic Hadiyya orthography (Hadiyyisa alphabet and writing system). It will be updated as needed. My stimulus comes from the lack of such basic resource online. I had wanted to lean it myself, but my online searches yielded nothing – until […]

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

Fandaanano: The Traditional Socio-Religious System of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia

Quote from Amazon‘s book description: Monographic analyses of ethnic groups have always been a major concern of Cultural Anthropology. Yet, a holistic approach encompassing all spheres of culture in one volume is usually unachievable. Publications on the history and the agrarian economy of the Hadiyya, a group of about two […]