Oromo

Can someone explain to me why oromos are called galla, isn’t that a Somali word if so why do habesha also use that word to refer to oromos is well. What’s the history with this word and is it a Derogative word. Are afars also called that
 

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Oromo is a relatively new endonym, they were historically called galla by their neighbors. Guess its derogatory same way n1gger and negro are for jareeers. Afars aren't galla.
 

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Can someone explain to me why oromos are called galla, isn’t that a Somali word if so why do habesha also use that word to refer to oromos is well. What’s the history with this word and is it a Derogative word. Are afars also called that

maybe it is derived from the biblical gallaleeyo
 

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