Wolleka

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Wolleka

ወለቃ וולקה
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Wolleka is located in Ethiopia
Wolleka
Wolleka
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 12°38′N 37°29′E / 12.633°N 37.483°E / 12.633; 37.483Coordinates: 12°38′N 37°29′E / 12.633°N 37.483°E / 12.633; 37.483
Country Ethiopia
RegionAmhara
ZoneSemien Gondar Zone
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Wolleka (Ge'ez: ወለቃ) is a village in Ethiopia, near Gondar, with a latitude and longitude of 12°38′N 37°29′E / 12.633°N 37.483°E / 12.633; 37.483. The village is located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region.

Wolleka is the main centre of the Beta Israel - Ethiopian Jews. Although its population has declined, it is still known for its synagogue and for pottery. The Central Statistical Agency has not published an estimate for its 2005 population.

Further reading[edit]

  • Shalva Weil, "Wäläqa" in Siegbert Uhlig (Editor), Encyclopaedia Aethiopica: O-X, Harrassowitz, 2010, ISBN 3-447-06246-0, p. 1082-1083
  • Jacques Faitlovitch, Quer durch Abessinien: Meine zweite Reise zu den Falaschas, Berlin, 1910

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