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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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