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Title: Portrayal of Children and Elders in Wolliso Oromo proverbs
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: . Birhanu Mathew (Dr)
Hika, Fekede
Keywords: children are presented
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The research is primarily intended to investigate how children and elders are represented in Wolliso Oromo proverbs of the South Western Shawa. To carry out the research, contextual and functional approaches are employed. These approaches to the study of folklore help researchers to investigate the folkloric form in their natural setting. Thus, using them, the researcher tried to analyze the proverbs collected to see how children and elders are represented. Interview and group discussion were used to collect the proverbs, to know the occasion of performances and purpose of the proverbs from informants. In the course of data collection, recording was used as a main data gathering mechanism. After the collection, transcribing and translating to the target language were made and finally the data were qualitatively analyzed. The analysis of the data was presented in chapter four. In this chapter, proverbs collected on children are presented in the first part under different themes while those of elders are presented in the second part of the chapter. The researcher came up with the conclusion that children are part of the community who are viewed as valuable, immature and need care, love and affection while elders are viewed by the society as knowledgeable, experienced, wise, and responsible individuals in keeping and transmission of the society’s cultural values.
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