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Sahlesilase has never attempted an expedition I person against these war-hawks nestled in the lap of the mountains
who fight stark naked and are besmeared with lard from head to foot. Merciless, and predatory habits, they are represented as
extremely powerful in a battle and are the terror of every surrounding tribe (257)
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Subsisting entirely by plunder, the cultivation of their high cold hills is but little attended (257)
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The Oromo of Ethiopia, the Kingdoms of kafa and Janjero Even the rest of the Oromo themselves looked up on Arsi as especially ferocious, for them to murder at the
time of great festivals, is both an honor and a social necessity ,though if an Arusi kills a fellow-tribesman it is believed
that he will get leprosy; but inter-tribal murders are allowed without penalty, particularly at the end of each Luba
period. Before setting out to commit a murder for honor>> the Arusi drinks large quantities of blood, which produces a
condition of frenzy. Since the murder nearly always a cowardly one, they hide and kill unsuspecting wayfarers,
emasculating them and taking home the genitals a trophy .On their return the murderers enact the scene, with cries of
triumph and derisive imitation of the victims anguish. Only after such a murder may a man wear a copper ring in his
ear. When several men take part in a murder, the honor goes to him who strikes the first blow. Hence there is often
much quarreling. A man who sets out before a festival to kill and returns unsuccessful is not only ridiculed, but is
branded on the forehead and given a small jar of milk which he has to make into butter as a sign that he is not a
man.no man could hold a position in the gadaa-government unless he had killed a man or a large animal (p 64)
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in Oromo culture women are woyuu (sacred) and were not the object of targeted attacks or killing during
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The Abyssinian women witness of a complete disaster threw their children into the abyss and threw themselves
down. The Oromo arriving unexpectedly threw down those that remained
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in recent subjugation of the Oromo by the Abyssinians,the most violent fighters in the ranks of the
Abyssinians were themselves Oromo.
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(The dreadful annihilation of more than half of the population during the conquest took away from the Galla all the
possibility of thinking about any sort of uprising.)

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(The Ethiopian government massacred half of the oromo population (5 million) and their leadership during its colonial
expansion according to Alexander Bulaovichi)









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(The sky itself was against the Oromo, and conjured elements, famine caused by long drought ,small pox, epizootic
disease which deprived the inhabitants of milk and meat all cut down their ranks to eye sight.)


But the Arsi of the south rarely have common cause with their brothers of the North.The epidemics swept the
population and suffocated all start of powerful coalition.
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(From the white man the Indians quickly picked upfacets of Christianity, liquor and the lethal and infectious smallpox
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(The dreadful annihilation of more than half of the population during the conquest took away from the Galla all the
possibility of thinking about any sort of uprising.)

<<massacre>>( )

(5 )
(The Ethiopian government massacred half of the oromo population (5 million) and their leadership during its colonial
expansion according to Alexander Bulaovichi)









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(The sky itself was against the Oromo, and conjured elements, famine caused by long drought ,small pox, epizootic
disease which deprived the inhabitants of milk and meat all cut down their ranks to eye sight.)

But the Arsi of the south rarely have common cause with their brothers of the North.The epidemics swept the
population and suffocated all start of powerful coalition.
annihilation>>






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(From the white man the Indians quickly picked upfacets of Christianity, liquor and the lethal and infectious smallpox
virus.)
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Harris W.C; The highlands of Ethiopia vol3
Alexander Bulatovich; Ethiopia through Russion Eyes, trans by Richard Seltzer
Martial de saliviac; the Ancient people Great African Nation; translated from French by Ayalew Kanno
G.W,B Huntingford; The Oromo of Ethiopia, the Kingdoms of kafa and Janjero
Martial de Salviac ,The Oromo
H.L.Ingle ,American History
M.Vanderheym,Une expdition avec le ngous Mnlik; vingt mois en Abyssin
Borelli J, Ethiopie Meridionale

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