The concept of this work is to make extracts from printed external sources and to sort them geographically and chronologically. It concerns environment and events in the countryside of Ethiopia mainly from the early 1800s and onwards. The special effort is to shed light on places which are seldom mentioned in print and to make searchable the contents of various published sources. The work was compiled by Bernhard Lindahl in 2005.
The 2005 documents are the primary files of Ethiopian Local History. In 2008 the work was updated with new names and additional details. These latter documents are lists of place names and their geographical coordinates and provide little information about the actual history.
The author of the documents on Local History in Ethiopia is Bernhard Lindahl. Everyone with access to the Internet has the right to read, download, print out and copy the documents for free. For all other uses e.g. republication, the author's permission is required. The author always retains all copyright.