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THE UGASS AND HIS ATTRIBUTES: ROLE AND FONCTION OF A TRADITIONAL CHIEF IN THE SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF THE WORLD OF THE SOMALI-ISSA [Abstract ID: 1215-05]
The coronation of the 19th ugass of the Issa-Somali (Ciise) in the year 2010 was the occasion for us to document the long process of nomination and inthronisation of a traditional chief in the territory of the community. The Issa live in the eastern areas of the Somali Regional State in Ethiopia. The process of nomination started on 3 September 2009 and was finalized on 1 March 2010, during which we were able to document unknown details which help to understand this under-documented topic.