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Title:The Correlation of Oral Traditions and Historical Records in Southern Ethiopia: The Case Study of the Hadiya-Sidamo Past
Author:Braukamper, UlrichISNI
Periodical:Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Geographic term:Ethiopia
oral history
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41988257
Abstract:The main interest of this study involves an analysis of data derived through oral traditions and from written records. A comparison of the similar as well as contradictory results obtained by these two approaches is also of concern. After giving a short sketch regarding the origin of information sources the author enters into a more detailed analysis of the historical problems of southern Ethiopia. The scope of the study is confined within the Kushitic peoples to one group: the Hadiya/Sidamo. Special reference is awarded to their northern subgroups, the Hadiya, Kambata and others. The sections of the study are: 1. Oral traditions - 2. Written records - 3. Criticism of information sources, Notes; maps.