Borana Culture 

Borana Proverbs with English Translation Part 1

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1. Obsan qaloman English: Patience leads to an honorable position. 2. Chubbun tok daqabi, tok ordofi. English: You can be punished as you do sin on the spot. But for others it can come later. Meaning: As for the punishment of sin, some are immediate; and others come later. 3. Waan garan qabu arrabi namhata. English: What was withheld as secret thought will come out through a slip of tongue. 4. Ilti allatin nyatu wahi ingartu ; gurri allatin nyatu wahi ind’agau. English: An eye that the vultures peck at,…

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Borana Culture 

71ST Borana Oromo Tribe Abba Gada

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Kurraa Jarsso Diddo is the next Abba Gada in Borana Oromo Gada System of leadership,Kurraa will be in power for the period of 2017-2025. The Borana Oromo has a very prominent traditional system of governance-the Gada System. This system is not only well developed and well preserved among the Borana Oromo but also a viable socio-political system to date, comparable to no other region in Oromiya. Gada institution has three Gada assemblies each with its own Abba Gada. The Gada assembly to which the Abba Gada Liiban Jaldeessa belongs is…

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Borana Culture 

Borana Proverbs on Family relations

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1. Haadha dhabuu mannaa haadha dhabduu wayyaa. Having a destitute mother is better for one than not having mother at all. 2. Dhalaafi i ijoolleef uletu qoricha. For women and children, stick is (the right) treatment. 3. Niitii abbaan manaa mana hin jirre, du’a ga’ii fardaa dhaqxi. A wife whose husband is not at home (around) goes to condole the death of horse. 4. Ka dandeettu dhaani jennaan dhiirsi galee niitii dhaane. When he was allowed to whip whoever he can, the husband returned home and whipped his wife. 5….

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