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Gada System: an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo


Language: English

Gada is a traditional system of governance of the Oromo people in Ethiopia developed from knowledge gained over generations. It regulates political, economic, social and religious activity serving as a mechanism for enforcing moral conduct, building community cohesion, and expressing culture. Gada is organized into five classes taught by oral historians, with each having to progress through a series of grades before it can take the leadership. Men, whose fathers are members, participate. Transmission occurs within families and at school.


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Place/region: Ethiopia, Africa
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Gezahengne Girma
Publisher: Ethiopia. Authority for Research and conservation of Cultural Heritage
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Rights: Ethiopia. Authority for Research and conservation of Cultural Heritage
 

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Original: Other
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2016-RL-0116400004
Source ref.: DOC:0116400004. CAND:01164
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Ethiopia. Authority for Research and conservation of Cultural Heritage