Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 131

Full Length Research Paper

The indigenous Oromo peacemaking ritual: The case of Tajoo among Waayyuu Oromo of Arsii, Ethiopia

Lenin Kuto Hamado
  • Lenin Kuto Hamado
  • Jimma University, Oromo Folklore and Literature, Ethiopia.
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Dejene Gemechu Chala
  • Dejene Gemechu Chala
  • Social Anthropology, Jimma University Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 15 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 23 December 2015
  •  Published: 30 April 2016


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