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Peoples and Their Land from a Political Outlook (Metekel, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia)

The people and land of the nation have a profound influence on its politics and economy. Therefore, the paper serves three main purposes: it first discusses the origins of the people in Metekel; it next covers the current status of settlement in Metekel; and last, it strikes a balance between the people and their land. To resolve this issue, historical evidence and linguistic evidence in particular was used. The work primarily presents and discusses the linguistic meanings of kebeles, towns, rivers, and other phenomena. As a result, the study's findings indicate that: (1) there is a relationship between the Arabic language and the land; it is crucial to look into whether the language's owner has relocated or changed their identity; (2) there are two ethnic groups that were overlooked: the Fugni (Gubewi), who are currently known as Gumuz in Ethiopia, and the people of Medhely (new group name origion from Amharawello and Benishangul Gumuz), who are best known for owning Masjid Arehman; (3) there are many hybrid ethnic personalities that a person had acquired from various ethnic groups in the study area, such as Gumuz and Wello, Agew and Oromo, Shinash and Amhara, etc. (4) The fourth discovery is that the Medheli and Funj (Gumuz) people are indigenous to the Metekel due to their close ties to the region's historical Arabic language. (5) Fifth, shash is not a native people in Benishangul Gumuz, notably in Metekel; rather, shash is an ethnic group similar to Agew, Amhara, Wello, and other tribes. Last but not least, the research suggests that a number of hybrid ethnic groups such as the Gumuz, Agew, Wello, Amhara, Shinasha, Kenbata, and others that were originally from various regions of Ethiopia, found in Metekel. Coexistence is therefore the ideal method of living for involvement in the future.

People, Land, Metekel, Linguistic, Funj, Medhely

APA Style

Adem, H. K. (2024). Peoples and Their Land from a Political Outlook (Metekel, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia). Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 7(1), 22-29.

ACS Style

Adem, H. K. Peoples and Their Land from a Political Outlook (Metekel, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia). J. Polit. Sci. Int. Relat. 2024, 7(1), 22-29. doi: 10.11648/j.jpsir.20240701.13

AMA Style

Adem HK. Peoples and Their Land from a Political Outlook (Metekel, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia). J Polit Sci Int Relat. 2024;7(1):22-29. doi: 10.11648/j.jpsir.20240701.13

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