IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 9, September 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Shashetu Bayu Tizazu
The purpose of this paper is collecting, analyzing and interpreting Western Gurage riddles. Interview and document analysis were used as a data collection tool. Accordingly, nine riddles were chosen and translated in to English using literal approach. Then, they were classified into three main categories based on their function in relation to representing the culture of Gurage people. The finding showed that Western Gurage communities are rich in riddles.