Research and Community

The Social and Cultural Studies Center of the Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures successfully accomplished several researches which had been published as book chapters and articles. These include:

  1. Abeba Amare, Desta Amare, Frehiwot Bayu and Teferi Getahun. 2014. “Documentation of Halaba Oral Narratives”, in Some Features of Diversity: The Aari, Halaba and Konso Languages and Cultures in Southern Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Printing Press, pp. 151-233.
  2. Yonas Bekele. 2014. “የኮንሶ ተረቶች (The Konso Tales)”, in Some Features of Diversity: The Aari, Halaba and Konso Languages and Cultures in Southern Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Printing Press, pp. 234-280.
  3. Samuel Tibebe. 2014. “Conversion to Evangelical Christianity and its Implications on the Everyday Lives of the Dawro in Southern Ethiopia.” Zena – Lissan, Journal of Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures, Volume xxiii, Number 1, pp. 51-86.
  4. Bayleyegn Tasew and Mesfin Mesele. 2015. “Narrated Cosmogonic Views: Traditional Beliefs and Practices of Dauro Society, Southern Ethiopia.” Zena – Lissan, Journal of Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures, Volume xxiv, Number 1, pp. 1-48.
  5. Gemechu Kedir. 2015. “Knowledge in Effect of ‘Ateetee’ in a specific Culture of Conflict Resolution: Arsi Oromo.” Zena – Lissan, Journal of Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures, Volume xxiv, Number 1, pp. 49-96.
  6. Samuel Tibebe and Yonas Bekele. 2015. “Continuities and Changes of the Xelta System in Konso, Southern Ethiopia.” Zena – Lissan, Journal of Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures, Volume xxiv, Number 1, pp. 117-152.
  7. Abeba Amare, Desta Amare, and Frehiwot Bayu. 2015. “የህይወት ዑደት ባህላዊ ክንዋኔና ስርዓት በስልጤ” in Some Features of Diversity of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures: The Silt’e and Kafi Noonoo in Southern Ethiopia, volume II, Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Business Enterprise Printing Press, pp. 1-117.

Currently, members of the center are undertaking the following research activities:

  1. The Oral History of Halaba (Abeba Amare, Bayleyegn Tasew, Desta Amare, Frehiwot Bayu, Gemechu Kedir, and Mesfin Mesele)
  2. Cultural Dictionary of the Arsi Oromo (Desta Amare, Frehiwot Bayu and Gemechu Kedir)
  3. “Kala”: Halaba Women’s Traditional Songs and its Social Significance (Abeba Amare)
  4. Description of the Funeral Ceremony of Konso (Yonas Bekele)
  5. Description of the Manja of Kaffa and Sheka (Bayleyegn Tasew and Mesfin Mesele)
  6. Exclusion within Inclusion: Story of Protestant Mana and Manja in Dawro (Samuel Tibebe)

All these research undertakings are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.