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: Traditional food in cowry shells decorated storage containers Feb 2015

State of Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa) Language of Ethiopia

Recently I started gathering information on Hadiyya (Hadiyyisa), language of Hadiya (Hadiyya) people and one of the languages in Ethiopia, primarily through online searches.  I was interested in online and offline Hadiyyisa vocabulary and grammar learning tools and books, contents written or produced in Hadiyyisa, et cetera.  The non-availability of […]

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 […]

Hadiya Ethiopia: Book Cover for Praise and Teasing Narrative Songs from the Hadiyya of Southern Ethiopia

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

The Genesis of the Book is Audio Recordings First came the 1970-1974 pioneering undertaking to record audio tapes of poetic songs of Hadiya by social anthropologists Prof. Dr. Ulrich Braukämper and Dr. Siegfried Seyfarth. They did so as part of their larger study of ethnic groups  that originated from the ancient […]

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 […]