Habesha used to remove the breasts/arms of the Oromo people during Menelik Conquests

In the nineteenth century, the Amhara people, who considered themselves the successor to the ancient Christian kingdom of Aksum with roots going back 2,000 years, attempted to consolidate their rule over other ethnic groups including the Oromo, who were concentrated in the country’s south. The Amhara believed they were restoring a mythological "greater Ethiopia" that existed prior to Oromo invasion.

The Amhara under emperors like Menelik II utilised modern weapons and European advisors against their opponents, who fought with spears. The result was devastation and death on an enormous scale. Between 1868 and 1900, half of all Oromo were killed, around 5 million people. The tactics employed were brutal. Following the defeat of the Oromo Arsi tribe of the Bale region, for example, Menelik’s general had the right hands of all strong men cut off and tied to their necks, and the breasts of the women sliced off and similarly worn.

Hundreds of thousands of settlers, known as naftanya, meaning gun carrier, were dispatched by the Amhara government into fortified settlements in the Oromo areas. The settlers seized vast tracts of Oromo lands, on which the Oromo were forced to labour. Oromo place names were changed to Amharic and local language and culture were banned. Under the famous emperor Haile Selassie, who took power in 1930, Oromo lands were given to multinational corporations, expelling and decimating local populations. The Oromo were known by the derogatory name Galla, or lowly "outsiders."





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By Dawit Kebede

Awramba Times (Hetosa, Arsi) – The Aanolee memorial monument which was erected as a tribute to the Arsi Oromos who were victims of the Emperor Menelik’s imperial expansion, in the 19th century, colorfully inaugurated in the presence of high-level federal and regional officials last Sunday in Hetosa, Arsi, 150kms south east of Addis Ababa.

The monument, which was constructed with a cost of 20 million birr shows a severed hand stretched upward holding a women’s breast.
H.E ato Muktar Kedir, the newly appointed president of the Oromia regional state and chairman of OPDO on the occasion said that the erection of the memorial monument is to commemorate those Oromo heroes and heroines who were cruelly massacred for strongly resisting the then oppressive regime.

Ato Muktar added that the Aanolee historical monument is believed to be serving as Oromo cultural heritage hall that consists the Oromo Martyrs’ memorial monument, an ethnographic museum, a mural as well as research and study centers.

Mohammed Jilo, head of Oromia culture and tourism bureau, also said that the bureau is working with concerned stockholders to make the Aanolee monument a tourist attraction center. Hundreds of thousands from Arsi Zone and neighboring villages have attended the event.

1880's- 1890's circa woman.

 
In the nineteenth century, the Amhara people, who considered themselves the successor to the ancient Christian kingdom of Aksum with roots going back 2,000 years, attempted to consolidate their rule over other ethnic groups including the Oromo, who were concentrated in the country’s south. The Amhara believed they were restoring a mythological "greater Ethiopia" that existed prior to Oromo invasion.

The Amhara under emperors like Menelik II utilised modern weapons and European advisors against their opponents, who fought with spears. The result was devastation and death on an enormous scale. Between 1868 and 1900, half of all Oromo were killed, around 5 million people. The tactics employed were brutal. Following the defeat of the Oromo Arsi tribe of the Bale region, for example, Menelik’s general had the right hands of all strong men cut off and tied to their necks, and the breasts of the women sliced off and similarly worn.

Hundreds of thousands of settlers, known as naftanya, meaning gun carrier, were dispatched by the Amhara government into fortified settlements in the Oromo areas. The settlers seized vast tracts of Oromo lands, on which the Oromo were forced to labour. Oromo place names were changed to Amharic and local language and culture were banned. Under the famous emperor Haile Selassie, who took power in 1930, Oromo lands were given to multinational corporations, expelling and decimating local populations. The Oromo were known by the derogatory name Galla, or lowly "outsiders."





"
By Dawit Kebede

Awramba Times (Hetosa, Arsi) – The Aanolee memorial monument which was erected as a tribute to the Arsi Oromos who were victims of the Emperor Menelik’s imperial expansion, in the 19th century, colorfully inaugurated in the presence of high-level federal and regional officials last Sunday in Hetosa, Arsi, 150kms south east of Addis Ababa.

The monument, which was constructed with a cost of 20 million birr shows a severed hand stretched upward holding a women’s breast.
H.E ato Muktar Kedir, the newly appointed president of the Oromia regional state and chairman of OPDO on the occasion said that the erection of the memorial monument is to commemorate those Oromo heroes and heroines who were cruelly massacred for strongly resisting the then oppressive regime.

Ato Muktar added that the Aanolee historical monument is believed to be serving as Oromo cultural heritage hall that consists the Oromo Martyrs’ memorial monument, an ethnographic museum, a mural as well as research and study centers.

Mohammed Jilo, head of Oromia culture and tourism bureau, also said that the bureau is working with concerned stockholders to make the Aanolee monument a tourist attraction center. Hundreds of thousands from Arsi Zone and neighboring villages have attended the event.

1880's- 1890's circa woman.






Seeing then what happened to these Oromo cousins, Somalis decided to sign up for holy war by the clan-load. Our forefathers saved us from this ugly fate.

Thanks Sultan, as always, good thread.
 
Fake oromo holohoax never happen 5million didn't even die all of ethiopa was 10 million that time tpfl created this monument to gain support. Oromo gaalos captured oromo pagans with habesha help and most die from famine and droughts.
 
Fake news, oromos led the conquest of bale and arsi. Muslims were the worst thing to happen to the world, they did everything from slavery to genocide. They continue this practice till today.
 
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Ras

It's all so tiresome
VIP
This is a historical significant event and should be taught to all schools in the Oromo region. :fittytousand:

If the Government objects; the Oromo should protests that the gov is trying to rewrite history and kill off their culture. :siilaanyolaugh:

So many ways you could drop spanner in this so called "harmonious society".

A competent well funded NISA could do so much damage to Ethiopia.
 
Interesting how the Tigray gov't is allowing Oromo and Somalis to have statues and monuments to their freedom fighters. :cosbyhmm:
Somali region having Sayid Mohammed Abdalle statue while ironically still being under Ethio rule. While the Oromo have a boob in a hand to symbolise their struggle.

I think this is Tigray's efforts to remind all ethnic groups the atrocities of Amhara. Since Amhara is the main threat to Tigray's rule so keeping the atrocities fresh in ppl's mind is strategic. Also that they work more with ethnic groups that they know can't overpower them. Smart :ehh:
 

Blade1

Ashy Abdi Representative
The oromos are such a big group in Ethiopia why has nearly everyone rules over them..........
 

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