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Article Number - ECB743D63433

Vol.8(4), pp. 51-58 , April 2017
ISSN: 2141-6540

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Personal name and history: Change and continuity of naming practices among Maccaa Oromo

Waktole Hailu
  • Waktole Hailu
  • Department of Oromo Folklore and Literature, College of Social science and Humanity Jimma University, Ethiopia
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 Received: 29 April 2016  Accepted: 08 September 2016  Published: 30 April 2017

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This paper addresses the change and continuity of Maccaa Oromo naming practices. Maccaa Oromo is one of Oromo moiety inhabits in western part of Oromia. Mainly data was collected from elder through interview and group discussion. In addition to primary data, various historical books which are related to the topic are surveyed. Thus, in this investigation, both primary and secondary sources were used. The analyzed data shows that personal name is highly linked with socio-cultural life. The ways of naming and type name community selected to a baby is related with political ideology, religious and educational status of the community. And it is like document which shows historical facts when it is selected.

 Key words: Maccaa Oromo, personal name, naming practices, change and continuity.

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APA Hailu, W. (2017). Personal name and history: Change and continuity of naming practices among Maccaa Oromo. Journal of Languages and Culture, 8(4), 51-58.
Chicago Waktole Hailu. "Personal name and history: Change and continuity of naming practices among Maccaa Oromo." Journal of Languages and Culture 8, no. 4 (2017): 51-58.
MLA Waktole Hailu. "Personal name and history: Change and continuity of naming practices among Maccaa Oromo." Journal of Languages and Culture 8.4 (2017): 51-58.

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