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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-7  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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An Exploration into Socio Economic Value of Yaganuwa as Reflected in Wolaita Cultural House Construction, Southwestern Ethiopia
Alemayehu Waro Warkashe*
Department of Wolaita Language and Literature, College of Social Science and Humanities, Wolaita Sodo University, Sodo Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The main objective of this research is to investigate the tradition of yaganuwa and find out its Socio Economic Value for Wolaytta people. This study employed descriptive design with qualitative method of data analysis. Interview, focus group discussion and observation were used to collect primary data from the field and the collected data was qualitatively analyzed and interpreted. Findings of this research indicated that Wolaytta’s tradition related with yaganuwa and cultural house construction, have great contribution to peoples’ identity, culture and co-existence. Yaganuwa is done without any binding law except cultural and moral obligation to return it in a specific time and amount.It was also found that yaganuwa has multiple roles in the society, like making the significant social event, daguwa, possible, supporting the house holder’s economy, establishing the relationship between the giver and receiver, and binding the people socially by enforcing cooperation and unity. The researcher came up with some recommendations to sustain Wolaytta’s tradition related with yaganuwa. First, elders or families need to inculcate their children about the value of cultural tradition related with yaganuwa and cultural house construction. Youths also, could shoulder a big responsibility regarding conservation of Wolaytta’s tradition related with yaganuwa and cultural house construction. On top of that, scholars who have great power in influencing the way people think and perceive thingscan play a great role to safeguard the tradition of yaganuwa.

Keywords: Tradition, Culture, Custom and Yaganuwa.
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How to cite this article:

Alemayehu Waro Warkashe. 2021. An Exploration into Socio Economic Value of Yaganuwa as Reflected in Wolaita Cultural House Construction, Southwestern Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(7): 6-13
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.907.002