Gadaa Journal is an open access, peer reviewed, multidisciplinary bilingual journal (online and print version) published biannually by the Institute of Oromoo Studies (IOS) in Jimma University. It is a double blind, peer reviewed, open access, refereed Journal aspiring to have a brand value among the world’s multidisciplinary journals. The journal publishes original, multidisciplinary, scientific (theoretical and empirical) research in all fields of studies focusing on Oromoo and accepts articles that address aspects of the totality of Oromoo life in space and time.
Vol 2 No 1 (2019): The Politics of Qubee in Ethiopia: Rationales and Criticisms to the Adaption of Qubee as an Official Orthography of Afaan Oromoo
Afaan Oromoo is spoken by more than 40 million people as mother tongue. In Ethiopia, it is
spoken as a lingua franca by other people who are in contact with Oromoo people. Besides,
Afaan Oromoo is the second widely speared indigenous language in Africa south of the
Sahara. Despite of these facts, Afaan Oromoo had been written by using different scripts
such as Latin, Geez and Arabic. However, in 1991 Latin Script, Qubee was adapted as an
official orthography of Afaan Oromoo writing. Since then, there have been arguments in
favor and against this adaption.