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10 Most Famous African Tribes (The Original Africans)

Rich with traditions that survived thousands of years, these African tribes are an explorers dream

Oromo

Oromo People Celebrating Festival

The people of Oromo are of Islamic and Christian faith and eat dishes such as Kashii, Mooqa, and Basso. There are about 25 million individuals who make up the tribe of Oromo.

The Oromo speak a language known as “Cushitic” and inhabited regions like north-eastern as well as Eastern Africa. Currently the regions of Cush, ancient Ethiopia, and Nubia are where Cushitic speakers reside.

The Oromo history tells us that the Oromo were originally known as “Galla” but instead of using Galla, they adopted Oromo since they disliked the name Galla. It is said the name Galla was given by neighboring individuals from the Amhara and may have originated from an Arabic term “qaala laa.”

The Oromo consist of several clans; two clans of Oromo are qumoo and gosa.

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Written by Ramanpreet Kaur