Books & Publications

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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 […]

Praise and Teasing Book: Announcing the availability of PDF on HJ

Praise and Teasing: Narrative Songs of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia

Note: When I first reviewed this book in early 2017 (the review stands), it was very difficult to find a copy of this book in any format. We have come a long way since. Now the book is available below to download in PDF format. About a year ago, one […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Book Cover for A History of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia

A History of the Hadiya in Southern Ethiopia

We think this is the most comprehensive scholarly book ever written about Hadiya people of Ethiopia. Quote from Amazon’s book description: The Hadiyya are an ethnic group of 1.5 million people in central-southern Ethiopia. Linguistically they belong to the Highland East Cushitic cluster. In Ethiopian and Arabic chronicles between the […]