General Hadiya & Hadiyya/Hadiyyisa Resources

Hadiya Ethiopia: Sooro Hadiya celebrating the dead (1972-4)

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Hadiya Ethiopia: Badawwaachcho Hadiya: Celebration for the Deceased. Singing Arajja (praise for the dead) by aradaano (praising singers) (1972-4)
We are ever so grateful to Stefan Ritter -- a German missionary, Hadiyyisa/Hadiya researcher and an excellent friend of the ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Book Cover for A History of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia
We think this is the most comprehensive scholarly book ever written about Hadiya people of Ethiopia. Quote from Amazon's book ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Book Cover for 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 ...
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Prof. Ulrich Braukämper Small portrait 1
These are readable pictures of a few partial pages (excerpts) taken from Praise and Teasing: Narrative Songs of the Hadiyya ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Book Cover for 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, ...
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Once again we thank Stefan Ritter -- a German missionary, Hadiyyisa/Hadiya researcher and an excellent friend of the Hadiya people ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Badawwaachcho Hadiya woman fetching water (1970-1)
We do not own copyright for these images. See our noteMost pictures were taken during field study by pioneering German researchers ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Girls wearing traditional clothing, hairdo, and beauty decorations Nov 2014
Hadiya Ethiopia: A variation of Hadiya women's attire Hadiya Ethiopia: A variation of Hadiya women's attire Hadiya Ethiopia: A variation ...
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Here you will find selected videos from the interwebs, primarily YouTube. Enjoy! Kids and Adults Showing Hadiya Dance Moves at ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya girl preparing butter by shaking fresh milk in a clay pot (1970-1)
Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) Orthography Primer I decided to create a resource for basic Hadiyya orthography (Hadiyyisa alphabet and writing system). It will ...
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ሃሬች ህድእል መጣፈ New Testament Pic - Good Amharic Books
Hadiyyisa Child's BibleDownload ...
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Advanced Hadiyyisa Dictionary Apps on Google Play
  Congratulations Hadiya, we finally have a smart phone app (Android only for now) for Hadiyyisa dictionary!  Here is the ...
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Hadiyyisa Lessons in Amharic Thumbnail
Use the arrows below to go to next/previous pages. Use the arrows above to go to next/previous pages. Download the ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya: Cattle market in Liisaana (1970-1)
This is the most comprehensive Hadiyyisa (Hadiyya) to English dictionary I have ever seen.  Mr. Ritter is a German missionary, ...
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We estimate that the Hadiya's Fandaanano, the traditional socio-religious system shares over 90% of its features with Waaqeffanna of the ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Elinch Fi'il Badawaach Siraaro kululessa maci afal dambalaa lake view 3
More Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) media contents like this must be produced and distributed Below you will find the first (to my ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Book Cover for Praise and Teasing Narrative Songs from the Hadiyya of Southern Ethiopia
The Genesis of the Book is Audio Recordings First came the 1970-1974 pioneering undertaking to record audio tapes of poetic ...
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Aethiopica International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies
The following is a portion of email content we received from an excellent friend of the Hadiya people, Stefan Ritter, ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya Kidigissa mourners of the dead many on horses (1970-1)
Analysis of the Study from a Hadiyyisa Speaker's Angle The project An entire 2016 volumeBinyam Sisay Mendisu & Janne Bondi ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Traditional food in cowry shells decorated storage containers Feb 2015
Recently I started gathering information on Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa), language of Hadiya (Hadiyya) people and one of the languages in Ethiopia, ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Libidoo (Maraqo , Marako) Hadiya Girls at a wedding ceremony, singing and dancing (1972-4)
The following is taken from A History of the Hadiyya in Southern Ethiopia book by Ulrich Braukamper, 2012 pp 135/136.  Thanks ...
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Ulrich Braukämper Giving Lecture
Oh my great God! My heart just fell down with sadness on passing of this giant story teller of the ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya market in Fonko (1970-1)
May 14, Hadiya Martyrs Day for Democracy | ግንቦት 06 ሀዲያ የዴሞክራሲ ሰመዕታት ቀን In commemoration of May 14, Hadiya ...
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Hadiya Ethiopia: Leemo Hadiya celebrating the dead with a decorated horse (1970-1)
Analysis of the Study from Hadiyyisa Speaker's Angle The project An entire 2016 volumeBinyam Sisay Mendisu & Janne Bondi Johannessen ...
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First Hadiyya Latin Writing Guide
You will find below a publication that is believed to be the first guide on how to use Latin script to ...
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Major Ethnic Groups in Ethiopia
ይህም የመንግስትን የራሱን የ2007( እ.አ.አ.) የህዝብ ቆጠራ ብቻ በመጠቀም ነዉ። ይህ chart ለማሳየት የሚሞክረዉ በኢትዮዽያ ትልልቆቹን ብሄሮች የህዝብ ቁጥር በ% ...
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ሃሬች ህድእል መጣፈ New Testament Pic - Good Amharic Books
የመጽሓፍ ቅዱስና የቲዮሎጂ ጠቢብ Rich Hansen (ርች ሀንሰን) አዲስ አበባ ባለዉ Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (EGST) እኣአ  ከ 2010 ...
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ትዉልድ የማይሳዉ ሥራ ነዉ። ግን ገና ምኑን ኣይተን ያሰኛል። ምክንያቱም ገና መካተት ያለባቸዉ ሌላ ሀዲያ መህበረሰቦች በየቦታዉ አሉና። መጀመሪያ ይህን ...
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Annotated List of Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) Resources (Old)

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..