Anthropology Research Papers/Topics

Origin, Settlement, and Beliefs of the Bisukha and Bidakho of the Luhya Community-Kenya

Abstract This study interrogated the origin, settlement and the beliefs of the Bisukha and Bidakho sub-ethnic groups in the larger Luhya ethnic group. The paper has unravelled the etymologies of the Luhya, Isukha and Idakho terms. Furthermore, it has established the origins, migrations and settlements of the Bisukha and Bidakho, the differences and simulations that exist between them. The paper has also delved into the social-cultural economic and political institutions with their related be...

Mambo Haikuwa Poa: Exploring Kenyan Cultural Diplomacy at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Abstract: Kenya was a featured country at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a cultural event with an international profile attracting one million visitors in Washington DC, USA. Literature on Kenyan cultural diplomacy draws attention to two issues; first, its potential in improving Kenya’s relations with other countries. Second, the lack of cooperation between the government and cultural practitioners as one of the shortcomings of how cultural diplomacy is currently conducted. This p...

TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF WAGHEMRA ZONE, DEHANA WOREDA, AMHARA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA.

Abstract: Assessment of traditional medicinal plants was conducted to document the indigenous plantbased medical knowledge of the people in Dehana woreda, northern Ethiopia from January to July, 2018. A total of 100 informants (age≥25) were selected to collect information on medicinal plant use from three sampled kebeles. Of these, 12 key informants were selected purposively based on recommendation by local elders and authorities. The rest were selected randomly. Data were collected using ...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS OF TOLE WOREDA, SOUTH WEST SHOA ZONE OF OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: In Ethiopia, about 70% of human and 90% of livestock population depend on traditional medicine, which mostly are from plant origin. The purpose of this study was to collect, identify and document traditional medicinal plants that are related with indigenous knowledge of the study area. Ethnobotanical data were collected from 100 respondents in three study sites through semi-structured interviews, group discussion, and guided field walks with key informants for field observations. K...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY LOCAL PEOPLE OF SULULTA WOREDA, OROMIA REGION SPECIAL ZONE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Ethnobotanical study of traditional medicinal plants were conducted to document indigenous knowledge on the use and management practices of medicinal plants by local people of Sululta Woreda, Oromia Region Special Zone, Ethiopia. A total of 100 respondents (age >25) 80 ordinary residents and 20 key informants (traditional healers) participated in this study. Data were collected using semi-structured interview, guided field walk observation and group discussion between August and Se...

FREQUENCY OF ABO AND Rh BLOOD GROUP ALLELES AND GENOTYPES AMONG STUDENTS OF ARSI UNIVERSITY BELONGING TO AMHARA, OROMO AND TIGRAY ETHNIC GROUPS

Abstract: The ABO and Rh blood groups frequency varies worldwide and are not found in equal frequency even among same ethnic groups. Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the frequency of ABO and Rh blood groups among Students of Arsi University, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. A total of 423 volunteer students were participated in the study. The students were divided into 3 ethnic groups, Amhara 141, Oromo 141 and Tigray 141 students. And participants were selected purposefully through cr...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY PEOPLE OF GECHI DISTRICT, BUNO BEDELE ZONE OF OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: The study of indigenous knowledge on utilization of plants as source of medicine is important to conserve useful plants and preserve indigenous knowledge for next generation. Around 80 % of Ethiopian people are estimated to be relying on medicinal plants for the treatment of human and cattle diseases.In Ethiopia many researches have done on ethnobotany based on indigenous knowledge, but there is a place where no ethnobotanical study has been done. This study was conducted in Gechi ...

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY PEOPLE OF DANO WOREDA, WEST SHOA, OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was conducted to document the indigenous plants based on medical knowaledge of people in Dano Woreda, West Shoa, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. A total of 60 informants (age≥25) were selected to collect information on medicinal plant use from six sampled kebeles. Of these, 10 key informants were selected purposively based on recommendation by local elders and authorities. The rest were selected randomly. Data were collected using semi-st...

USE AND MANAGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF HIDABU ABOTE WOREDA, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: In Ethiopia traditional medicinal plants is use for ailments of human and domestic animals. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was conducted in Hidabu Woreda, North Shewa Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia from April, 2023 to June, 2023. The purpose of this study to assess the use and management of traditional medicinal plants by indigenous people of Hidabu Abote Woreda. Three kebeles were selected in purposive ways. A total of 96 informants aged above 25 from three kebeles w...

PASTORALISTS’ PERCEPTION AND CHOICE OF ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE: THE CASE OF TELTELE DISTRICT OF OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Ethiopia's adaptive capacity to climate change is limited by limited livelihood options and insufficient ability to withstand it. Pastoralists are extremely impacted by climate change and variability. Therefore, this study aims to assess pastoralists' perceptions of climate change, compare them to meteorological evidence, identify major adaptation strategies, and analyze the factors that influence the choice of adaptation options in the Teltele District of Oromia Region, Ethiopia. ...

Semiotic based framework for the development of indigenous knowledge systems

Abstract: Indigenous cultures have encountered a renaissance throughout the years; this made indigenous groups to perceive the significance of recording and sharing their social legacy and history. However, the absence of procedural framework that can manage, formalize, preserve and disseminate Indigenous knowledge has become a problem in the modelling of indigenous knowledge management systems (IKMS). This research demonstrates an analytical framework using Ontologies and Semiotic Theory to...

Performance of Amaranth accessions against Moisture stress and key insect pests and their Indigenous Parasitoids in Arusha, Tanzania

Abstract: Amaranths are African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) that have recently gained importance as a food source in Africa owing to the high nutritional value of their leaves and grains. Production of this crop is, however, limited by arthropod pests especially the lepidopteran leaf-webbers, leaf-worms and stem weevils. The use of insecticides for their management is uneconomical and also present health and environmental concerns. Host plant resistance (HPR) to insects is an effective, eco...

Empowering 'Linguistic have-nots’: Empowering 'Linguistic have-nots’ in the interests of faster economic, social and cultural progress and development across cultures and societies

This paper seeks to further the aims and goals of our ‘Globalization of science” movement at least indirectly, if not directly. This is sought to be achieved by empowering ‘linguistic have-nots’ so that their economic performance can be improved, and their social and cultural development can be aided. We begin this paper with an overview of the field of linguistics, milestones in its development, and its various branches and areas of specialization. We also recapitulate theories on th...

Quashing racism: Presenting the ‘Comprehensive socio-cultural persecution complex’ as a logical extension and a practical application of the Certainty uncertainty principle for the soci

We begin this paper by attempting to define the highly nebulous, ambiguous and misleading concept of race, and review current literature to show that the term ‘race’ is a fundamentally a highly antiquated and flawed concept. We also revisit various other contemporary theories on human classification including anthropometric and genetic ones. We also summarize the principles, concepts and tenets of our paper of the ‘Certainty uncertainty principle’ for the social sciences which was pub...

Quashing racism: Presenting the ‘Comprehensive socio-cultural per-secution complex’ as a logical extension and a practical application of the Certainty uncertainty principle for the social sc

We begin this paper by attempting to define the highly nebulous, ambiguous and misleading concept of race, and review current literature to show that the term ‘race’ is a fundamentally a highly antiquated and flawed concept. We also revisit various other contemporary theories on human classification including anthropometric and genetic ones. We also summarize the principles, concepts and tenets of our paper of the ‘Certainty uncertainty principle’ for the social sciences which was pub...


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