Finfinnee Maccaa Tuulama

Finfinnee Maccaa Tuulama Professor Getahun Benti, December 8, 2018 Finfinnee was the seat of a local Oromo leader, Tufa Muna, before Emperor Menilek II of Ethiopia conquered the region and turned it into a garrison in 1887. Menilek removed the Oromo from their land and erected his palace on the site of Tufa Muna’s seat.  The city emerged as one of a series of garrison towns that Menilek created in Oromiya. Conducive location, closeness to the resources of the conquered regions in the south and to Menilek’s powerbase in the…

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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, most probably, originated from his reference to the people as Orma or Oroma. Oromia was one of the free nations in the Horn of Africa until its colonization and occupation by Abyssinia at the end of the nineteenth century. It…

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