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TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: OROMO PEOPLE: "THE POWERFUL" KUSHITIC AFRICANS WHO WERE PRACTICING AUTHENTIC DEMOCRATIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT (GADAA SYSTEM) BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF EUROPEANS IN AFRICA

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Oromo People

Oromo People - The Oromo people are an ethnic group inhabiting Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and parts of Somalia.

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Africa | An Oromo woman. Trading with the Afar at Senbete market, Eritrea. Oromo women are noted for their colourful headcloths and beautifully crafted silver jewellery made from Austrian Maria Theresa dollars, which were used as a trading currency in Ethiopia for many years. | ©Carol Beckwith and Angeloa Fisher ~ African Ark: Peoples of the Horn. 1990

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Africa | 'Borana beauty'. The Oromo people consist of four main groups, the Borana is one of them. Southern Ethiopia | © Johan Gerrits.

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Oromos mainly inhabit three African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, and some areas in Somalia. The Oromo people estimate to be about 30 million people. The Oromos are one of the four largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia, along with the Tigray-Tigrinya, Amhara, and Somali. The main language spoken is Oromo.

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Oromo woman carrying jars on her back, Tulugulu village, Ethiopia. Sometimes, ethiopian women carry more than donkeys. Hard life in the countryside ... // by Eric Lafforgue

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Iyasu V (Ge’ez ኢያሱ፭ኛ) (4 Feb 1895-25 Nov 1935) was designated but uncrowned Emperor of Ethiopia (1913–16). Iyasu’s grandfather Emperor Menelik II chose him as heir to the throne. Due to his lack of diplomatic skill, leadership qualities, rude, whimsical, dismissive, often belittling manner towards the ministers & aristocratic body at the time, on 27 Sept 1916 while at the city of Harar, he was deposed in favor of his aunt. Empress Zauditu was succeeded by Emperor Haile Selassie.

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