Do Oromo People Exist?

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  1. Jiron

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    I know many Oromos, The Muslim ones who speak Somali are indistinguishable from us, had a neighbor with a family, he would always stop to talk to me in a strong galbeed accent. I had no idea until I saw the Oromia flag on his car but overall they are decent people and very welcoming too. :)
     
  2. kickz

    kickz Engineer of Qandala

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    Not just Horn of Africa, I have heard Oromos are the biggest ethnic group in all of Africa, outnumbering the Hausa of Nigeria.

    @AussieHustler ?
     
  3. land owner

    land owner magaal boy summer

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    How come I hear about so many oromos that can speak Somali :hmm: I rarely hear about somalis that know af oromo lol
     
  4. RedStar

    RedStar The Bad Ali of Jigjiga

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    There aren’t many of them in Europe. It’s mainly Habesha and Somalis that came to Europe as refugees.

    I met some Oromo in DC and they were speaking Somali! I guessed they claimed to be Somali on their asylum applications.

    They have a weird obsession with Somalis, especially the ones back home. We caught out so many of them claiming to be Geri and Gurgure in Dire Dhaba.
     
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  5. The alchemist

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    Nah, man. :icon lol:
     
  6. Apollo

    Apollo Staff Member Moderator

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    I have met an Oromo who spoke Basic Somali in Europe, kind of weird. Never met a Habesha that spoke Somali.
     
  7. SOMALI GENERAL

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    Its usually the Oromo Muslims that speak Somali, whereas the Habeshas don't bother learning other languages.

    Generally, Oromo Christians are culturally closer to Habesha Ethnic groups, therefore many of them speak Amharic & other Habesha languages in addition to Af Oromo. Whereas, the Oromo Muslims tend to speak Somali in addition to their native Af Oromo (also most Oromo Muslims speak Amharic because its the official language of Ethiopia).
     
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  8. Reiko

    Reiko Queen of Bari Staff Member Moderator

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    Europeans don’t want to live in Europe, that’s why they sailed to America :lol:
     
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  9. Doctor farxaan

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    Like a somali?
     
  10. World

    World VIP

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    It was probably one of those flip floppers who claim both Somali and Oromo.
     
  11. BenInHer

    BenInHer Jefe de Jefes

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    I dislike them. Meet afew not by choice. You say salaam to them, they stare back like deer.
     
  12. One Star To Rule Them All

    One Star To Rule Them All Socialism is our Saviour

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    They can't afford to leave Ethiopia so the cross through the borders without any border patrols. SL SOMALIA and DJIBOUTI.
     
  13. Apollo

    Apollo Staff Member Moderator

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    Ethiopia is a safe country. Only some elite Ethiopians (journalists, outspoken public figures/academics etc) who are targeted by the Ethiopian government get their asylum claims accepted, not average joes.

    This is why Ethiopians in the West tend to be of a higher caliber, especially in America.

    The Ethiopians you find in Europe tend to be either Tigray Ethiopians who larped as Eritreans or Somali Ethiopians who larped as Somalia Somalis and got in with false asylum claims.
     
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  14. Crow

    Crow Make Hobyo Great Again

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    The Omotic DNA is sometimes hard to spot.
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    We had surprisingly strong cultural power in east Africa not that long ago. Ethiopians and Kenyans used to love our music during the kacaan. But you would struggle to find a Somali listening to their music.

    We are also seen as the custodians of the faith in east Africa so Muslims from different countries in the region want to be close to us.
     
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  15. Raage

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    Yes I know three Oromo families that speak Somali here in MN.
     
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  16. geeljire madaxweyne

    geeljire madaxweyne

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    I have an oromo (uncle) who was very close to my family he would help us move house during the time we struggled he can speak good somali as well
     
  17. Regg

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    It’s not worth looking at the census because everyone who is born in Ethiopia ticks it off so they’re counted as Ethiopians when looking at the statistics. Other ethnicities are not listed in the papers.

    The only way to find the accurate estimations is to meet with the Oromo communities.
     
  18. Tukraq

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    theres some oromo churches and a Oromo community center in Seattle also, they also have a muslim population here
     
  19. Yonis

    Yonis Puntland Youth Organiser FDK Visionary VIP

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    He was probably isaaq
     
  20. Cam

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    Yup a lot lived in Somalia back in the day
     
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