UBC Community, Partners, and Alumni Publications

Konso Pitek, Emily


“The Konso are comprised of three groups [regions] living in southern Ethiopia—the Garati, the Takadi, and the Turo…”(eHRAF World Cultures: Konso Culture Summary). The regions are each comprised of several semi-autonomous towns that possess a cultural unity based on allegiance to one of the great regional poqalla (religious/civil leaders), sacred drum cycles, and an age-grade system (Hallpike, 2008:88). The Konso do not have an official organized religion or political system, but share a set of common ideas, rituals, and conventions. For the Konso, religion and society are the intertwined assumptions, beliefs, and practices of life.

Item Media

Item Citations and Data


Attribution 4.0 International