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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: March 2020

Appendix C - Sample Interview Questions for Shäwa and Wällo

Summary

Wälloye Informant Interview Questions

Identity Questions

  • 1. How do you identify yourself? Why?

  • 2. What does this identity (religious, ethnic, national) mean to you?

  • 3. How did your parents/grandparents identify themselves, what does this identity mean to you?

  • 4. What do you know about the history of Wällo?

  • 5. What do you know about the history of [the answer to question number 3] in Ethiopia?

  • 6. What things (cultural, spiritual, political) link the people of Wällo?

  • 7. What things (cultural, spiritual, political) link the people of Ethiopia?

  • 8. How do you think the people of Wällo differ from the people of Shäwa, Bägémder, and Gojjam?

  • 9. How do you think the people of Wällo differ from the people of the southern areas of Ethiopia?

  • 10. How do the Amhara of Wällo differ from the Amhara of other areas in Ethiopia?

  • 11. How do the Oromo of Wällo differ from the Oromo of other areas in Ethiopia?

  • 12. Is there a difference between the Amhara and the Oromo of Wällo?

  • 13. Within Wällo are their significant differences between the sub-districts?

  • 14. What does being an Ethiopian mean to you? Parents? Grandparents?

  • 15. What does being a Wälloye mean to you? Parents? Grandparents?

Historical Questions

  • 1. What do you know about Ras Nägus Mikaél?

  • 2. How was he seen by the people of Wällo?

  • 3. How was he seen by the people of Ethiopia?

  • 4. What important events occurred during his time?

  • 5. How is his rule remembered by the people of Wällo?

  • 6. What do you know about As’é Menelik?

  • 7. How was he seen by the people of Wällo?

  • 8. How was he seen by the people of Ethiopia?

  • 9. What important events occurred during his time?

  • 10. How is his rule remembered by the people of Wällo?

  • 11. What do you know about Lej Iyasu?

  • 12. How was he seen by the people of Wällo?

  • 13. How was he seen by the people of Ethiopia?

  • 14. What important events occurred during his time?

  • 15. How is his rule remembered by the people of Wällo?

  • 16. Describe some memorable events that happened in the past in Wällo.