Sorted in ascending order. (Towards the bottom of this page, you will find additional notable items annexed to the alphabetical list.)
Annotated List of Hadiya & Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) Resources (Old, no longer updated when new articles are added. The above non-annotated index is more exhaustive.)
Below is my older annotated index of Hadiyya language resources which I am not updating anymore as it is superseded by the dynamic list above. However, you will find some items in the list below that are missing in the above during the transition period – thus justifying my retention of the original for now. This was how I maintained the page initially, but decided to make the page dynamically update-able as contents are added to the site. The list above also combines Hadiyyisa resources with other useful materials on Hadiya in general. Your resource recommendations are still welcome in comment section below.
- Learn basic Hadiyya orthography (Hadiyyisa alphabet and writing system).
- Learn basic Hadiyyisa for Amharic speakers ሃድይኛ ትምህርት በአማርኛ እንማር Source: SIL Ethiopia via http://www.good-amharic-books.com
- What is in the Name? Personal Names in Hadiyya paper published in Oslo Studies in Language scholarly journal is an eye opener for some findings about the social and cultural meaning of Hadiyisa names. But what is more intriguing to me is the finding that Hadiya is not giving their children Hadiyyisa names anymore and the names are almost extinct.
- Some Observations on Hadiyyisa Orthography paper was published in Oslo Studies in Language scholarly journal. It uncovered a number of challenges faced by educators and students in mastering the newly developing orthography. It recommends measures to remedy the problems.
- State of Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) Language of Ethiopia article discusses ways in which Hadiyya language is weakening. It attempts to show that the language is at risk of endangerment. It uses research supported conclusions. It proposes solutions (primarily targeting the speech community) to revive and develop the language based on research and experiences around the globe on such efforts.
- Praise and Teasing: Narrative Songs of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia. Here we have written a book review of the English version of this book. The book resulted from couple of evolutions: 1) The audio tape records of poetic folk songs collected in Hadiya areas from 1970-74 by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Braukämper and Dr. Siegfried Seyfarth during their field research on Hadiya people. 2) The songs transcribed and translated into German language by Dr. Tilahun Mishago who is a native speaker of Hadiyyisa and published in Germany by Frobenius-Institut at Frankfurt on Main (Germany) with Drs. Braukämper & Mishago as coauthors. It is a very important work when this form of art has ceased to exist in Hadiyaland, unfortunately. Perhaps the people should relearn them from this book and revive the traditions of older generations.
- Hadiyya Language at Ethnologue: Languages of the World
- Wikipedia entry about Hadiyya language.
- Predicate conjoining in Hadiyya : a head driven PS grammar by Sim, Ronald J. This serious Ph.D. thesis is for linguists, but even as non-linguist you will enjoy many real language examples and the language structure if you speak Hadiyyisa.
- Hadiyyisa audio Bible app for your Andrio or Apple device. You can also listen directly to Bible in Hadiyyisa in your computer’s browser. Both include 128-minutes Jesus movie containing 61 film clips.
- Read my review about it and watch the video, hadiyyi heechchi qaanqa, the first documentary of Hadiya narrated fully in Hadiyyissa language showing how a quality content can be produced in this language. But the content, a summary of Hadiya culture, their geography, and traditions is impressive in more than one way. The production is of professional quality and the content is a good summary of Hadiya’s culture and geography with a bit of Hadiya history in the blend.
- Dr. Tilahun Mishago (the co-author of Praise and Teasing: Narrative Songs of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia book mentioned above) has a website, hibongo.com, introducing Hadiya cultural assets such as music and art.
- You might be interested in activities of Hadiya Development and Rehabilitation Network (HDRN), which “was established in 2005 and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to provide services and financial resources to the most disadvantaged individuals and families among Hadiya Zone residents in Southern Ethiopia” according the the site. I had involvement with the organization in its early days and know it does good work.
- The most extensive online bibliography of Highland East Cushitic (HEC) languages (of which Hadiyyisa is a member) is published by Grover Hudson of Michigan State University on university’s website. Some of the sources listed there are studies of Hadiyyisa on its own while others studies of Hadiyyisa in the context of related HEC languages. Useful work in the service of scholarly endeavors on HEC.
- Tadesse Sibamo Garkebo (Jan. 2015). Documentation and Description of Hadiyya, Ph.D. diss. Documentary Lingustics and Culture, Addis Ababa Univ.
- Samuel Handamo Godisso (Jan. 2017), Contrastive Analysis of Lexical Standardization in Amharic and Hadiyya, Ph.D. diss. Linguistics, Addis Ababa Univ.
- Abbatkun Laambor, Taamire Dutis, G/Kidaan Onkis (1999 H.D.). Hadiyyi Suu’m Saga’l Usha, Waachchamo: Hadiyya Zone Education Dept..