An Assessment on the Marriage Practices Among Boro- Shinasha in Ethiopia

Tilahun Seyoum


This study was conducted to understand the Marriage practices among Boro- Shinasha in Bullen Woreda, Metekel zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, Ethiopia. To address this general objective of the study, the researcher focused on brief understanding of the marriage practice, types of marriage practice (its rationale and the process) among Boro-shinasha. The study was utilized the phenomenological design and ethnographic research approach with qualitative research method. The instruments of data collection used for this study were informant’s interview, focus group discussion and document analysis.  The sampling technique employed for the study was non-probability sampling; purposive sampling technique.  Thus, findings of the study show that establishing marriage within clan and early marriage is prohibited, divorce is not recognized, there is huge amount of bride wealth provision for female couple families and five types of conducting marriage practices are practiced among boro-shinasha as well as all are conducted based on socio-cultural system of the ethnic group..   Therefore, the study recommended that all the stakeholders could be responsible to protect and promote their positive cultural values. However, the practice not go to beyond attitude and violate women human dignity effective and efficient awareness creation education should be provide on the strong and weak sides of practice among the community.

Keywords: Wi’rra, Ts’tsa, Puriyya, Naata’ and Ji’yya

DOI: 10.7176/JPCR/44-02

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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