Contemporary Amharic Oral Poetry from Gojjam: Classification and a sample Analysis

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Gelaye, Getie;
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.2.1.537
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies; Anthropology | Oral Tradition; Poetry; Songs; Amharic; East Gojjam; Peasants; Anthropology; | ddc:300 | ddc:390 | ddc:490 | ddc:800 | ddc:890 | ddc:900 | ddc:960

 In the preceding discussion, an attempt was made to provide a classification of Amharic oral poems and songs into several themes and genres. Accordingly, such major genres as work songs, children’s poems, war chants and boasting recitals were identified and a descripti... View more