Why Gurage Weyanes behave so bizzare

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Gurage is the place, perhaps one of the few ethnic groups in Ethiopia, where dry leaves of trees do not make noise. In Gurages case even while they fall. Translated it means, there is no any kind of political activity to warrant the following counter-activism by Weyanes:

1. In 2012, the eGurage gov ordered Gurage peasants and towns people to get out of their homes and rally against Muslim jehadists

2. Last year, the EOC ordered the burning of mosques and 8 mosques were gutted down in Mwahir district of Sebat Bet region of Gurage.

3. Last year during the two weak long mourning for the dead Meles Zeradwa, a mob of Mwahir peasants came out with war outfits carrying spears and swords to fight fellow Muslims whose mosques they burned a few months ago.

To me, all this is a vicious division of Gurage community by those who do not wish peace between Muslim and Christian Gurage. They fear a united Gurage. So, they provoke commission of crime against Muslims or they provoke psychological warfare.
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Gurage is one of a real ethiopian tribe.
Gee 17

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Jan 13, 2013
 
You have wasted most your time chasing the boogeyman and I love it When reality slaps you in the face. .
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Gee 17 wrote:
You have wasted most your time chasing the boogeyman and I love it When reality slaps you in the face..
CIA agents of instability in Africa like you, I fight them here and will fight them anywhere.
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Alex wrote:
<quoted text>CIA agents of instability in Africa like you, I fight them here and will fight them anywhere.
But you must know that your fight only give rise to Amhara radicalization...noting more!
Alex

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Gee 17 wrote:
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But you must know that your fight only give rise to Amhara radicalization...noting more!
I never fought Amara. I have beaten neftenyas like you everywhere. Neftenyas are criminals. therefore, you should conclude that I fought criminals.
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Alex wrote:
<quoted text>I never fought Amara. I have beaten neftenyas like you everywhere. Neftenyas are criminals. therefore, you should conclude that I fought criminals.
yea,there are neftegnas,they are faight to ther country freedom and they love ethiopia, but u are not neftgna,u are NEFTAM.
Alex

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Asena wrote:
<quoted text>yea,there are neftegnas,they are faight to ther country freedom and they love ethiopia, but u are not neftgna,u are NEFTAM.
I don't fully understand your message because of your difficulty in constructing English sentences that could accurately convey your thought.
That being so and left as is until you rewrite your thought in correct English, I understand your name correctly. Asena is Gurage's adoption of the Arabic word Hassen to fit into the Gurage language tradition. That's in perfect symphony with how all traditions work when the face an un-avoidable alien tradition. I was surprised how an Eritrean opposition radio station called itself Asena Radio. I still feel violated that Kebesas stole a part of Gurage tradition. Wusen is the Gurage adaptation of the Arabic name Hussien. I can count many more of such.
The same goes Amharic names. At least it used to be. For example, Afte is Gurage's adaptation of Habte.

It's sad that such adaptation of foreign names to Gurage's own is no more taking place. I think I am right that this is the trend.
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Jan 13, 2013
 

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I love my country Eritrea

An excerpt from the book "The collusion on Eritrea" by Bocresion Haile(an eritrean)

- As part of the Italian colonial military, almost 4000 Eritrean Askaris were constantly kept in Libya, 800 in Somalia, 6606 Eritreans fought in Adwa against Ethiopia.

- In all the Italian African wars, Eritreans were used as gun fodder and considered as expendable animals.

-During the 1935 to 1936 war with Ethiopia, the Italians forced their Eritrean troops to bury dead Italians but not their own dead brothers.

-As punishment for any offence, the Italians were lashing their Eritrean troops any number up to 150 lashes. And after the lashing, the lashed person had to salute the Italian who supervised the lashing.

-The Eritrean Asker (means servant in Turkish) had to cook his food and to walk bare-footed unlike his Somali comrade, who had shoes, who was not lashed for any offence and who got cooked food. This because, the first Somali who was lashed by the Italians, had killed the Italian who supervised the lashing.
- Italians introduced the practice of devide and rule policy between Orthodox Christians and Muslims. They gave the Muslims, who until then had almost no power in Kebesa, more power. They tried to set the people off one against the other, thus, consolidating their grip on Eritrea.

- The schools were segregated. The Italians educated the Eritrean children in separate schools from other Italian children, and the Eritrean children were made to be propagandists for Italian history and culture.

- Education for Eritreans were only limited to 4th grade. Italy practiced a policy of keeping the belly of the Eritreans full and their head empty.

-Similarly, the Italians did not teach Eritreans any handicraft.

- Public places were segregated. The motto of the Italians was. "We don't want white and blacks mixed in one room". This slogan was displayed on the wall in public places in Asmara and other cities.

-Eritreans were not allowed to enter into any public place exclusively reserved for Italians, such as cinemas, bars restaurants, hotels and hospitals.

-In busses, Eritrans were restricted to the back seats.

-Any Eritrean who dared to ask for water, coffee or tea in an Italian bar/coffee shop, was directed to the back-door where he was served in tomato paste tin can, at times just emptied and with the remains of the salsa in it. Yet the price was the same for the coffee either served in the tin can or in a proper cup.

-Restaurants and hospitals were strictly segregated also. In fact by 1937, an apartheid system similar to that of South Africa was introduced.

- Bt 1937, Italians had devided Eritrea in 3 zones. The first and the best area exclusively reserved for Italians. The 2nd reserved for agro-industry, while the 3rd one (not suitable for European living) was left to Eritreans, for them to live and farm in.

-Inter-racial marriages/unions were forbidden and anybody violating this law heavily penalized, the union is then rendered null and void, and the children born from the union were not to be recognized by the Italian father.

- Trade licenses were issued only to Eritrean Moslems, Arabs and non-Orthodox Christians.

- In 1950s to mid 1970s, Eritreans workers were paid low wages by Italians who had industries in Eritrea while Ethiopians working at the same place were paid more. Eritreans were being looked down by the Italians even many years after colonization.

- When an Italian with a business left Eritrea for good, he/she sold his business to other Italians whenever he/she could, only as a last option to an Eritrean.

-Italians, including those born from Eritrean mothers, were made by the authorities to speak Italian to Eritreans as a matter of policy, intentionally trying to corrupt the Eritrean languages and perpetuate Italian culture.
Asena

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Sory man,but dont hate neftegna,they are patriots,real ethiopian,u know i dont like english,i love my linguage.when i speak good amharic,that is sweet good to me like hany and sugar.
Alex

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Asena wrote:
Sory man,but dont hate neftegna,they are patriots,real ethiopian,u know i dont like english,i love my linguage.when i speak good amharic,that is sweet good to me like hany and sugar.
I have no problem you claiming pride in your identity. That's your birth right. You should equally appreciate other's right to use their language and be proud in their identity.
If you wrote in Amharic, I doubt I could understand you better. The problem you have is not language command as such but lack of organizing your thoughts.
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Jan 13, 2013
 
A suspected TPLF hired agent Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis attacking Gurages-

“Worse, the Gurages themselves have chosen the role of the traitor, the enemy, the adversary of the Oromos
and the other Kushitic nations. To avoid becoming a minority in an independent Oromia, the Gurages struck
an evil alliance with the Amhara invaders. For more than a century, the iniquitous, treacherous and perfidious
Gurages did their ingenious best to serve like slaves the racist, evil, and utterly Satanic project "Ethiopia"
which is the world´s most criminal plan ever devised with respect to amalgamation, assimilation and
elimination of numerous innocent nations within the Amhara incest...

They remained a formless material, faceless stuff good enough for the genocidal machine named ´Ethiopia´. In
fact, there is no nation of Gurages. The term is a meaningless name – umbrella of few, uncivil and uncivilized
tribes who failed to reach the level of being conscious of their own identity.”
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Gee 17 wrote:
A suspected TPLF hired agent Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis attacking Gurages-
“Worse, the Gurages themselves have chosen the role of the traitor, the enemy, the adversary of the Oromos
and the other Kushitic nations. To avoid becoming a minority in an independent Oromia, the Gurages struck
an evil alliance with the Amhara invaders. For more than a century, the iniquitous, treacherous and perfidious
Gurages did their ingenious best to serve like slaves the racist, evil, and utterly Satanic project "Ethiopia"
which is the world´s most criminal plan ever devised with respect to amalgamation, assimilation and
elimination of numerous innocent nations within the Amhara incest...
They remained a formless material, faceless stuff good enough for the genocidal machine named ´Ethiopia´. In
fact, there is no nation of Gurages. The term is a meaningless name – umbrella of few, uncivil and uncivilized
tribes who failed to reach the level of being conscious of their own identity.”
I am sure he was equally puzzled like me why Gurage leaders show so much negligence to Gurage language and history which form 2/3 of an ethnic's identity, the 1/3rd being culture(food, costumes, wedding/birth traditions, etc.). I don't wehther this will shock you but id did shock me. Within Gurage, the Kebenas, Mareqos, gallas, Amaras and Gumuz teach their children in primary school in their first language. But Sodo and Sebat Bet which make 95% of Gurage do not.
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Asena wrote:
Sory man,but dont hate neftegna,they are patriots,real ethiopian,u know i dont like english,i love my linguage.when i speak good amharic,that is sweet good to me like hany and sugar.
The Coward Neftegnas ain't Patriots they are a criminals who killed Morthans 5Million Oromos and other Ethiopians so watch Yo lier Mouth Right and stfu Diqala!!!
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Asena wrote:
Sory man,but dont hate neftegna,they are patriots,real ethiopian,u know i dont like english,i love my linguage.when i speak good amharic,that is sweet good to me like hany and sugar.
Coward Neftegnas are real Ethiopians? TegombahiT Adgi
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Jan 13, 2013
 
Alex wrote:
<quoted text>I don't fully understand your message because of your difficulty in constructing English sentences that could accurately convey your thought.
That being so and left as is until you rewrite your thought in correct English, I understand your name correctly. Asena is Gurage's adoption of the Arabic word Hassen to fit into the Gurage language tradition. That's in perfect symphony with how all traditions work when the face an un-avoidable alien tradition. I was surprised how an Eritrean opposition radio station called itself Asena Radio. I still feel violated that Kebesas stole a part of Gurage tradition. Wusen is the Gurage adaptation of the Arabic name Hussien. I can count many more of such.
The same goes Amharic names. At least it used to be. For example, Afte is Gurage's adaptation of Habte.
It's sad that such adaptation of foreign names to Gurage's own is no more taking place. I think I am right that this is the trend.
you'r right alex.i know that my grandmother used to call my father 'Aso'(Asena -sikolamet)
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Jan 13, 2013
 
kertina wrote:
<quoted text>you'r right alex.i know that my grandmother used to call my father 'Aso'(Asena -sikolamet)
Nice to meet you again.
Gurage adapted Abdellah as Ebdo, Tayib as Toyib, shukur as shukrya, etc.
Amara names adapted to Gurage
Demsis....Demso
I am short on this because Gurage Christians are not as creative as Gurage Muslims. I am not even sure they are proud of their Gurage identity.
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Jan 14, 2013
 
Alex wrote:
Gurage is the place, perhaps one of the few ethnic groups in Ethiopia, where dry leaves of trees do not make noise. In Gurages case even while they fall. Translated it means, there is no any kind of political activity to warrant the following counter-activism by Weyanes:
1. In 2012, the eGurage gov ordered Gurage peasants and towns people to get out of their homes and rally against Muslim jehadists
2. Last year, the EOC ordered the burning of mosques and 8 mosques were gutted down in Mwahir district of Sebat Bet region of Gurage.
3. Last year during the two weak long mourning for the dead Meles Zeradwa, a mob of Mwahir peasants came out with war outfits carrying spears and swords to fight fellow Muslims whose mosques they burned a few months ago.
To me, all this is a vicious division of Gurage community by those who do not wish peace between Muslim and Christian Gurage. They fear a united Gurage. So, they provoke commission of crime against Muslims or they provoke psychological warfare.
Don't lie, EOC never orders mosque burnnings. The divission in Gurages is perpetuated by those radical salafists from Silte. These Wahabists are trying to intimidate Christian Gurages and moderate muslim Gurages alike. There are also many Chatolic and protestant Christians prominant among Gurages community.
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As long as Ethiopia's economy rises, Gurages will be the biggest losers of them all. Gurages have earned a reputation as skillful "Yes-men" and shoe skinners, successfully crafting out certain trades and market niches during the years to gain wealth. Of course all this is done through predatory business practices stealing money way from deserving Ethiopian communities and allocating it in their own.To the Gurage, nothing is more important than gaining money. This is why it is not a surprise they are not worrisome of their identity. To them, Money is their identify; their religion. They worship money. Silly conceptions such as language, identity, and religions are just used to gain a political foot. In all truth they are not even a classic notion of ethnicity; their tribal classes speak different languages and many of them rarely speaking their own native tongue and opting for the proper Amharic.

The development process going on right now in Ethiopia will inevitably ostracize Gurages from their businesses with much needed foreign investments. The Chineese will cast out Gurages from work and turn them into penniless street beggars. Their sedentary farming they due is also of little value because both the main cash crops they grow, Chat and Coffee, are done more efficiently by Oromos of Jimma and Harar respectively.

So what is left for the Gurage slaves? What else than their women being the wives of their future salafi Arsi Masters and the men will be entertainment of street sideshow gimmicks, doing the famous gurage dance banking on pity of the humility of their Oromo aristocrat superiors.
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Jan 14, 2013
 
KaLi wrote:
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Coward Neftegnas are real Ethiopians? TegombahiT Adgi
ahya anbeta temegabe.

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