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The Sidama nation and the solidarity of colonised nations in Ethiopia SEYOUM YUNKURA HAMESO

Relatively little is known about the Sidama nation due to a consistent lack of study of such nations in Ethiopian historiography. The general lack of useful sources in Sidama studies has been a bone of contention among contemporary Sidama intellectuals for quite some time. The paucity of information has resulted in confusion and ambiguity in identifying the people, the culture, the history and the current developments underlying change and continuity in Sidama. Whereas the relentless efforts of Oromo scholars have led to the establishment of Oromo Studies, significant gaps exist about other colonised nations in Ethiopia.