Missione etnografica nel Uollega occidentale • 1 • Published In 1940 • Pages: 397 , plates
By: Grottanelli, Vinigi L..
AbstractThis work traces the division of the Mao people into linguistically and geographically distinct "Northern" and "Southern" communities to the first decades of the fourteenth century, when a group of Sidama immigrants established themselves as ethnically superior chiefs and lineages over the previously egalitarian Mao people. In response to this conquest, some Mao fled to the north where they continued to live in more egalitarian village communities. Over the years, Northern and Southern Mao evolved into two linguistically different and politically contrasting groups. Beginning in the second half of the sixteenth century, a large number of Oromo migrants settled along the valley region that separates the Northern and Southern Mao, further reinforcing the schism. A significant part of the text is devoted to reconstructing the cultural history of different Mao groups, as they migrated and interacted with people of other ethnic, linguistic, religious, and politico-economic backgrounds.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Eastern Africa
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem; 2018; Rachela Pierro; 2018
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- western Oromia and southwestern Benishangul-Gumuz regions, Ethiopia
- Vinigi L. Grottanelli