International Journal For Research In Social Science And Humanities | ISSN: 2208-2697 2019-06-30T11:22:11+00:00 Virender Singh Open Journal Systems <p>Green Publication provides high quality research journals with monthly frequency, open access and double blind peer-reviewed. Green Publication providing a platform for the researchers, academicians, professional, practitioners and students to impart and share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews and book reviews.<br><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><strong> <span style="color: black; text-shadow: #048204 0px 0px 3px;">Current Impact Factor: 2.754</span></strong></span></p> JIGGIEA AMHARIC ORAL POETRY IN NORTH WOLLO: SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AND A SAMPLE ANALYSIS 2019-06-30T11:22:05+00:00 Daniel Mengistie Yimer <p><em>The study was conductedon “Jiggiea Amharic oral poetry in north wollo: social functions and a sample analysis”. As a pushing factor, ‘Jiggiea’ oral Amharic poetry performance gradually vanished from the farmers. One among the influences is modernization. Peasants are using mobile phone recorders in farming activities. Hence, this issue initiated the researcher to conduct a study on it. Therefore, the general objective of the study to investigate the social functions of Amharic oral poems produced and received by the people of North Wollo particularly engaged in Jiggiea. To attain the objective of the study, the researcher employed qualitative research method. Besides, primary and secondary sources for data collection were used. The primary data collection tools are interview and observation. Researches, articles, and journals were also employed as secondary method of data collection. This study was designed to record poems in North Wollo and to examine their social functions through thematic as well as contextual analyses. One of the findings the study revealed that praise, socio-political commentary, historical record and inspiring as the major social functions of Jiggiea oral poetry. Praise appeared to play roles in boosting farmers’ hard work, praise to bean ox, friends, place such as North Wollo and ethnic groups. In the category of socio-political commentary, condemnations of the behaviour of the farmers such as laziness, maladministration, generation gap, envy and malevolent, and expressions of government protests were reflected. In recording history, Jiggiea Amharic oral poems also reflect historical events and places such as great famine in Wollo and the historical province of ‘Raya Azebo’. Moreover, ‘Jiggiea’ oral poetry was also found out to play great roles in terms of inspiring team spirit and boosting work moral.</em></p> 2019-06-30T11:20:13+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal For Research In Social Science And Humanities | ISSN: 2208-2697