The Gurage; A People ojthe Ensete Cultwe. WILLIAM. A. SHACK. London, New York, Nairobi: Oxford. University Press (published for the International. One of the most ubiquitous and traditional crops of the Gurage people is Ensete, The Gurage people still retain many of their unique cultural practices and. Gurage: A People of the Ensete Culture. (New York: Oxford University Press); Gebreyesus. Hailemariam (). The Guragué and Their Culture. (New York.

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A People of the Enset Culture. A Regional Characterization accessed 23 March To this, they have added a variety of cash crops which are guragr between ensete plants, without significantly changing the traditional pattern of gardening.

Gurage Zone – Wikipedia

The Gurage languages, which are not always mutually intelligible, belong to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. A slave was considered by law as property,…. The Fuga are barred from working the soil because they are believed.

Their languages are not always mutually intelligible. The plant plays a vital role in the economic and social life of the Gurage.

Gurage people – Wikipedia

Children are raised by the extended family and community. Archived from the original on They were originally from the Tigray region of Ethiopia as the descendants of military conquerors during the Aksumite empire. Most parts of this Zone are heavily eroded, which required farmers to protect their enset fields with stone and soil bunds. The dega section is connected with the distribution of the Gurage chain mountains.


Gurage Woman with colorful headdress in the market of Hawariyat Wereda village, Ethiopia. They hang effigies of ancestral gods in their houses to ward off evil spirit. The majority of the inhabitants of the Gurage Zone were reported as Muslim, with Its intensive cultivation allows the concentration of large guraye in compact and permanent villages.

The patriarchal structure of society is reflected in the stress on education for boys over girls.

Gurage people

One group, called the Sebat Bet which means seven houses and refer to a group of seven Gurage tribes, which in turn have their specific dialects!

Demeke and Ronny Meyer 14 June Institutional Change in the Horn of Africa: If it persists the victim may enter a trancelike stupor, in which he sometimes regains consciousness long enough to take food and water. Courtesy Furage ohan Gerrits. Man, New Series, Vol. Once the sagwara has determined the spirit’s name through the use of divinitation, he prescribes a routine formula to exorcise the spirit.

The give valley mainly represents kolla climate. Help us improve this article! Anonymous October 20, at 7: In addition to Amda Seyon’s military settlement there, the permanence of Abyssinian presence in Gurage is documented during his descendants Zara Yacob and Dawit II ‘s reigns. Ensete is their main staple crop, but other cash crops are grown, which include coffee and chat. Their role is to set and enforce norms and rules governing aspects of life ranging from simple socio-economic relations between individuals to wider community, local and regional.

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The Silte have recently asserted their own fulture identity in guraage referendum held in the year and set-up a new politico-administrative unit at equal status with the.

Meat is not consumed on a regular basis, but usually eaten when an animal is sacrificed during a ritual or ceremonial event. Gurage woman from Ethiopia.

Gkrage episode 8 in bizarre foods, Andrew Zimmern tasted the ‘Kocho and said it tasted like nothing and it made his mouth dry.

Awash Riverriver in eastern Ethiopia. He began his career selling old bottles and tin cans; the Emperor [Haile Selassie] recently rewarded his achievement in creating his plantation by calling him to Addis Ababa and decorating him. This affliction presents itself by loss of appetite, nausea, and attacks from severe stomach pains. The Gurage people occupy the southernmost areas of the central plateau, about miles southwest of Addis Ababa; mainly semi-mountainous country, with highland forest and green valleys and plains where the Chibieand Gogeb rivers flow.

These are dega weinadega and kolla.

If the victim does not recover naturally, a traditional healer, or sagwara, is summoned.

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