Gumuz and Highland Resettlers

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Wolde-Selassie Abbute

Differing strategies of livelihood and ethnic relations in Metekel, Northwestern Ethiopia

ISBN 978-3-8258-7819-8
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2004
Seiten 376
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Göttinger Studien zur Ethnologie

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This study based on many years of field research tries to
reveal the complex socio-cultural, economic and
environmental changes brought about by the state-sponsored
resettlement scheme Pawe in the north-western lowlands of
Ethiopia. The autochthonous inhabitants of the area, the
Nilo-Saharan-speaking Gumuz, practicing shifting cultivation
were confronted with a massive influx of about 80,000
relocated plough cultivators from various drought- and
famine-stricken highland parts of the country. From the
contradictory strategies of livelihood and resource
management of these two groups serious conflicts evolved
which have so far not yet been overcome.