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The Gurage; A People ojthe Ensete Cultwe. WILLIAM. A. SHACK. London, New York, Nairobi: Oxford. University Press (published for the International. One of the most ubiquitous and traditional crops of the Gurage people is Ensete, The Gurage people still retain many of their unique cultural practices and. Gurage: A People of the Ensete Culture. (New York: Oxford University Press); Gebreyesus. Hailemariam (). The Guragué and Their Culture. (New York.

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Gurage Zone – Wikipedia

The Gurage regard overeating as coarse and vulgar, and regard it as poor etiquette to eat all of the ensete that a host passes around to guests. Distinctions are drawn between spirits that only possess men, spirits that only possess women, and spirits that possess victims of either sex.

Ensete can be prepared in a variety of ways. Gurage people of Ethiopia. Some of these have been influenced by neighbouring Cushitic languages.

Views Read Edit View history. However, Gurage often hoard extra food and eat it secretly to avoid having to share it. A Gurage proverb states that “A sickness that has the upper hand over butter is destined for death.


Breathing is often labored. A People of the Enset Culture. Gutage and trembling overcome the patient, and in extreme cases, even partial paralysis of the extremities. Archived from the original PDF on This is not a permanent cure, however, it is believed to allow the victim to form a relationship with the spirit.

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Gurage Zone

Gurage elder at Haro village, Ethiopia. Ensete is the main staple foodbut other cash crops are grown, which include coffee guurage khatboth traditional stimulants.

Also, the belief still exists that females are less competent then males and that education is wasted on them. Gurags low stretching area, the western fringe of the rift valley and the Wabegive valley having an elevation of m. The Gurage languages, which are not always mutually intelligible, belong to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family.

Girage variations among these languages are used to group the Guraghe people into three dialectically varied subgroups: The Fuga are barred from working the soil because they are believed. If the mother is not available, the responsibility falls to the older female children as well as the grandmothers. Aksumpowerful kingdom in northern Ethiopia during the early Christian era.


Gurage people

Throughout the Gurage cultural region a periodic marketing system operates, with most markets operating only on a unique day of the week. To this, they have added a variety of cash crops which are grown between ensete plants, without significantly changing the traditional pattern of gardening. The government is trying to alleviate this problem by building accessible schools in rural areas. Habesha peoples Ethnic groups in Ethiopia.

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Butter dulture believed to be medicinal, and the Gurage often take it internally or use it a lotion or poultice. Awash Riverriver in eastern Ethiopia. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. This zone is named for the Gurage peoplewhose homeland lies in this zone.