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: 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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]