Eritrea: The Usurpation of Christian Religious Power and Lexicon

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Fri Nov 16 2012, 22:24:04

In Eritrea, the day of the armed rebellion and name of its Founders is quite known among its inhabitants and the writers, who chose the history of the region as their specialty. Ask, however, anybody about the origin and purpose of the use of the word "ghedli", (derived from "gadla", the language of liturgy of the Ge'ez-Rite religions), and chances are nobody has a given a thought about it. Is the use of this word, which means life or act of saints in English, an incidental borrowing of the fronts or a deliberate use of religious concepts for political propaganda?  ...

... The Tewahdo Church and the others unwillingly abdicated their power to the yekealo princes, who did not blush to hear kibrin megosn n'e Hizabawi genbar (Glory and Praise to Hizbawi Genbar).  ...

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