An Analysis of Useful Customary Practice in Hadiya Culture: The Case of "Landimacho"
Journal of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
Developing and preserving the use of indigenous knowledge, skills and heritages can play an essential role in ensuring utility and sustainable transmission of cultural heritages for new generations. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of indigenous institution (Landmacho) in settling conflicts in the Hadiya people in Hadiya Zone Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) of Ethiopia. Qualitative research design was employed in the study
... ployed in the study for its appropriateness to assess the role of indigenous institutions in resolution of conflicts in the study area and Purposive sampling technique was employed to select the interviewee in the data collection. Landimacho is the truth of women and is the ruling system in the Hadiya society that is given to females or women only. It is culturally persuading system of two or more group of people's conflict in the Hadiya society. The conflict is reached high point and male counterpart tried to solve but they cannot solve it. So, it is forced to be given to women of the society. It has a great role in conflict resolution, crime investigation and peacemaking in the society. To keep this value of society awareness creation, trainings about women's role to the society, educating women to flourish it, increasing women's participation and are mentioned to be the main recommendations to present a good attitude towards function of landimacho in the society. 2 Point out the way in which Hadiya society women problem solving system. Signpost how "landimachcho" program commemorate in the society by women. Designate the structure of landimacho ceremony of Hadiya people. Methodology This research was primarily a qualitative research design to analyze literary text. Multiple data sources were used to generate the required information to meet the research objectives, which includes primary & secondary data sources. The primary data sources were interviews and focus group discussions whereas the secondary sources of data were journals, books, magazines, and other written documents. The data for analysis was randomly selected from oral love poems in Hadiyyisa.