Aleqa

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The title Aleqa ("Master", also transliterated Alaqa) is used in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. It is used as the title of a chief priest, the head of a monastery, as well as being an honorific for a highly educated member of the church, especially in the case of dabtaras.

Sources

  • "The Resilient Nature of Common Property Resource Management Systems: a case study from the Guassa area of Menz, Ethiopia" by Zelealem Tefera Ashenafi and N. Leader-Williams (Presented at "Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges and New Realities," the Eleventh Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, Bali, Indonesia, 19 June–23 June 2006) [PDF]
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