• Published 2016

The Gadaa System and Some of Its Institutions among the Booranaa: A Historical Perspective1

@article{Taa2016TheGS,
  title={The Gadaa System and Some of Its Institutions among the Booranaa: A Historical Perspective1},
  author={Tesema Ta'a.},
  journal={Ethiopian journal of the social sciences and humanities},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={81-97}
}
The Oromo people are governed by the historic Gadaa system as their political culture. Traditionally, the Oromo believed in a supreme deity, Waaqa/Waaqayoo (God) but eventually most of them were converted to Christianity and Islam without necessarily giving up Waaqeffannaa cultural and ritual practices since it is similar to both as a monotheistic religion. Nevertheless, the Booranaa Oromo have strongly maintained the cultural heritage of the original Gadaa intact. Based on the secondary… CONTINUE READING