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Täklä Śəllase
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Täklä Śəllase was an Ethiopian priest and the royal chronicler during the reign of the Emperor Susənyos (1606-32). Of Oromo origin, he grew up among the monks of the Däbrä Libanos monastery. He was nicknamed ‘Ṭino’, a name that in the Oromo language refers to a person of short stature. Towards the end of the rule of the Emperor Śarśa Déngél, Täklä Śəllase led a group of priests who sang the q ə ne, a type of hymn expressing adoration, praise…

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Cohen, Leonardo, “Täklä Śəllase”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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