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Odaa Naffuro, Gadaa Center of Amuru Oromo in Folkloric Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Dinkisa Sagni
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-18T07:55:13Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-18T07:55:13Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.ju.edu.et//handle/123456789/5776
dc.description.abstract This study attempted to describe Odaa Naffuro, Gadaa center of the ninth sons of Amuru Oromo, in folkloric perspectives. Gadaa System had been declining in the second half of nineteenth century in many parts of Oromia, including Horro Guduruu Wallaggaa Zone. However, the Gadaa custom has been revitalized again at Odaa Naffuro. Nonetheless, the folkloric study has not been conducted in the study area since it is one of Gadaa practices as one Gadaa center. Besides, the celebration of Odaa Naffuro and its symbolism is rarely treated. So this study strives to fill this gap as much as possible by examining different methods and methodology. To realize the intended objectives, the researcher employed qualitative research methodology. Interviews, Focus group discussions(FGDs, observation and document analysis were used to generate data. The finding of this research indicate that, even though there was an interruption of the celebrations of Odaa Naffuro, there is still a practice of Gadaa under Odaa Naffuro with its folkloric element. This is because, Odaa is the centers of Gadaa where laws are made, proclaimed, conflicts are resolved and Gadaa assembly performed. As it was revealed in the study, Odaa Naffuro has many implications, values and symbols. For example, as a sign of identity, culture, ritual celebrations and the like. The study also describes the activities undertaken under and around Odaa Naffuro such as irreessa celebrations and material cultures portrayed in these celebrations. Lastly, I recommend the active participation of stake holders and the bearer of the culture would play an immense role in the sustainability of Gadaa and preservation of Odaa Naffuro for the future generation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Odaa Naffuro, Gadaa Center of Amuru Oromo in Folkloric Perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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