Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 130

Full Length Research Paper

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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