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Advisors: Dr. Tesema Ta'a,
Copyright: 2002
Date Added: 15-May-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa university
Abstract: ABSTRACT This thesis is entitled "The Oromo of Salaalee: A History (C.1840 -1936)." and attempts to explore the history of the Oromo found in the region known as Salaalee during the said period. The thesis begins with a description and analysis of the traditions of the Oromo in the region by taking into account the sixteenth century Oromo movement and the resulting contacts of the people with other ethnic groups in the region. It also discusses the pattern of settlement of the Tuulama Oromo on the present day Shawaan plateau in general and the Salaalee region in particular. Furthermore, the thesis attempts to unearth the socio-political and economic history of the people of Salaalee during a few decades before its incorporation into the kingdom of Shawa in the 1870s. Those decades were the time when the Tuulama Oromo started to experience the transformation of their socio-economic and political systems, i.e. the Tuulama gadaa system increasingly became ineffective and failed to check ambitious individuals who defied the existing gadaa rules and regulations. By the time the Shawan Kingdom's territorial expansion towards the Tuulama land also reached its climax. The paper also sheds light on the unsuccessful resistance of the Tuulama Oromo in general and those found in Salaalee in particular against the Shawan forces led by Ras Darge and Ras Goobana. The discussion of the period after Salaalee's incorporation into the Ethiopian Empire highlights the impact of the incorporation on the socio-economic and political systems of the Oromo and the changes and continuities that occurred. And finally, it pinpoints the reactions and /or adaptations that the people of Salaalee made against the changing socio-political and economic systems in the early twentieth century.
Description: A Thesis Presented to The School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements For the Degree of Masters of Arts in History
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1101
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