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Ge`ez study of Oromo society (Amharic Edition)

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“Yeabba Bahriy Dirsetoch oromochin kemmimmelekketu leloch senedoch gara” or The Works of Abba Bahriy with Other Documents concerning the Oromo, is primarily a new edition and translation into Amharic and English of the work Zenahu le-Galla, a Ge`ez study of Oromo society and Oromo migration into central Ethiopia in the sixteenth century. The author of

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“Yeabba Bahriy Dirsetoch oromochin kemmimmelekketu leloch senedoch gara” or The Works of Abba Bahriy with Other Documents concerning the Oromo, is primarily a new edition and translation into Amharic and English of the work Zenahu le-Galla, a Ge`ez study of Oromo society and Oromo migration into central Ethiopia in the sixteenth century. The author of the text, the monk Abba Bahriy, was an eyewitness to this migration and himself fled his homeland of Gamo when the Galla/Oromo overran and destroyed it. As such, Abba Bahriy’s text is an important firsthand account of the social structure of the pastoralist Oromo and the impact of their migration on the existing agrarian communities of central Ethiopia. To help clarify the original text, the book contains a chapter of selected quotations culled from primary Ge`ez historical sources that expound upon or are otherwise relevant to the sixteenth century migration. Each quotation is accompanied by its Amharic translation. The book also contains a chapter about the author and his other works. Yeabba Bahriy Dirsetoch … concludes with a bibliography and an index

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