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People from community of Oromo from different parts of Ethiopia celebrate Irreecha Afaan Oromo, also called Irreessa, a Thanksgiving holiday of the Oromo People in Ethiopia September 30, 2018. — AFP pic

Wake Jeo Gerbi (Faculty of Theology at the University of Humboldt in Berlin, Germany) “attempts to theorize the concept of namummaa, Oromo relational philosophy which is complex, dynamic and has values that are connected to behavior and character of a person”.

This article attempts to theorize the concept of namummaa, Oromo relational philosophy which is complex, dynamic and has values that are connected to behavior and character of a person. Namummaa is Oromo philosophy of humanness that claims what makes a person human being, not just human, is her or his potential to grow into good and mature vertical and horizontal relationships: relationship with community in which a person lives and with human community as the whole, and relationship with Waaqa/Waaqayoo Uumaa-God the Creator and with all that is created respectively.

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