Africa |  Portrait of a Oromo Woman. Harar,  Ethiopia | ©Marco Paoluzzo

Africa | Portrait of a Oromo Woman. Harar, Ethiopia | ©Marco Paoluzzo

Black and white colobus (Colobus guereza), Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Abundant in Oromia and East African Geography

Black and white colobus (Colobus guereza), Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Abundant in Oromia and East African Geography

Africa | Oromo woman carrying jars on her back in Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue

Africa | Oromo woman carrying jars on her back in Ethiopia by Eric Lafforgue

Handmade traditional house in Gambela and Western Oromia. Cushitic, Oromia, Gambela, Sudan, Africa

Handmade traditional house in Gambela and Western Oromia. Cushitic, Oromia, Gambela, Sudan, Africa

Oromo Athlete Lesisa Desisa BOSTON (AP) -- The champion of the men's 2013 Boston Marathon returned his winner's medal to Mayor Thomas Menino on Sunday to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line of one of the world's top running events. ''Sport holds the power to unify and connect people all over the world,'' Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia told the crowd through a translator. ''Sport should never be used as a battleground.'' (June 23, 2013)

Oromo Athlete Lesisa Desisa BOSTON (AP) -- The champion of the men's 2013 Boston Marathon returned his winner's medal to Mayor Thomas Menino on Sunday to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line of one of the world's top running events. ''Sport holds the power to unify and connect people all over the world,'' Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia told the crowd through a translator. ''Sport should never be used as a battleground.'' (June 23, 2013)

Coffee farmers of Sidama Cooperative Union. Sidama people are cushitic, Kemet closely related to Oromo in culture, identity and economy.

Coffee farmers of Sidama Cooperative Union. Sidama people are cushitic, Kemet closely related to Oromo in culture, identity and economy.

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