For the language, see Oromo language. Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. The Oromo language is divided into four main linguistic varieties: The Oromo people developed a luni-solar calendar, which likely dates from a preth century period and before the great migration because different geographically and religiously distinct Oromo communities use the same calendar. Archived from the original on 2 January The Oromo ethnic flag.
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However, much of the benefit of this reform was counteracted by compulsive collectivization, State farms and forced resettlement programmes. A number of these groups seek to create an independent Oromo nation, some using armed force. In the Shadow of Conquest: All this is inconsistent with the "Amhara colonized Oromo" thesis, as it neither happened nor can happen under a colonial system. Explicit use of et al. Whether this was a result of the larger ethno-nationalist discourse is yet another question. They also took over Fatagar and Faj, forcing its previous inhabitants into slavery.