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Oromo Religion

There are three main religions in Oromia: traditional Oromo religion, Islam and Christianity. Before the introduction of Christianity and Islam, the Oromo people practiced their own religion. They believed in oneWaaqayoo, which approximates to the English word God. They never worshipped false gods or carved statues as substitutes. M. de

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Oromo People

THE PEOPLE In spite of the fact that there are several indications and evidences that Oromo are indigenous to this part of Africa, Abyssinian rulers, court historians and monks contend that Oromo are newcomers to the region and did not belong here. For instance, the Abyssinian court historian, Alaqa Taye

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Oromo Language

The Oromo nation has a single common mother tongue and basic common culture. The Oromo language, Afaan Oromoo, belongs to the eastern Cushitic group of languages and is the most extensive of the forty or so Cushitic languages. The Oromo language is very closely related to Konso, with more than

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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="" 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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