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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 | Karrayyu woman with scars during Gada ceremony - Ethiopia | © Eric Lafforgue

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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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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 women dressed in traditional Oromo attire. The Oromo people make up the largest Ethnic group in Ethiopia.

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The Rendille tribe inhabits the arid region of northern Kenya. Just like the Borana, they are classified under the broad Eastern Cushitic peoples and have Ethiopia are their original homeland.

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