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Oromo Land

The country of the Oromo is called Biyya-Oromo (Oromo country) or Oromia (Oromiyaor Oromiyaa). Oromia is a name given by the Oromo Liberation Front to Oromoland, now part of the Ethiopian Empire. Krapf (1860) proposed the term Ormania to designate the nationality or the country of the Oromo people. This,

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Oromo Economy

OROMIA AND  ITS ECONOMY January 14, 2017 Before Oromia was colonized, the Oromians built a self-sufficient economy based on agriculture, large ranching practices, handicrafts, and small industry responsible for steal production. With the arrival in the late 1860s a large number of colonial settlers, this cooperative economy was supplemented by a non-Oromo

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Oromo Culture

Oromo have a very rich culture, fostered by the size of the population and large land areas with diverse climatic conditions. One highly developed self-sufficient system which has influenced every aspect of Oromo life is theGadaa system. It is a system that organizes the Oromo society into groups or sets

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Oromo Calendar

[embeddoc url="http://machatulama.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Oromo-Calendar-for-MT.pptx" download="all" viewer="microsoft"] Time is a very important concept in Gadaa and in Oromo life. Gadaa itself can be narrowly defined as a given set of time (period) which groups of individuals perform specific duties in a society. Gadaa could also mean age. The lives of individuals, rituals, ceremonies,

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THEORIZING OROMUMMAA[1]

By Asafa Jalata, PhD The main purpose of this paper is to theorize Oromummaa by conceptualizing it on different levels and offering theoretical insights and critical analysis of the Oromo national movement in relations to the struggles of other colonized and oppressed peoples.[1]Theorizing and conceptualizing Oromummaa specifically in relation to

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