No One is More Ethiopian than an Oromo

August 11, 2013

The Grand Delusion among certain Oromo political activists defies such common senses. To the extent that the names America and Europe were given in ancient times by certain individuals, Ethiopia is not different. To the extent that the name Ethiopia was first uttered by a certain Greek traveler to refer to a section of Oromo community, which also belongs to the community known as Kush, and to the extent that the above Oromo political activists claim to belong to the Kush community, it goes without saying that no one is more Ethiopian than an Oromo.

As the Depth of East Africa's Rich History Comes to Light, Sectarian Claims Emerge

August 16, 2009

As what great thinkers who made deeper observations into our rich past gets a firm foothold at home, sectarian claims not only miss the truth about such rich history but also invite a laborious work at a later time to show the full picture. Obviously, such a long history that has been at a distance from many of our historians, which is now coming to light for all to see in a convincing way, cannot be limited to a strip of land or a language that has been acknowledged to have not existed at the time the history that is now claimed was written. This is especially true when the Oromo people, acknowledged by scholars to be a very ancient race on which most other peoples in our region have been grafted, who have been spearheading the search into our past and its maintenance but without an exclusive claim to it, whose footprints are to be found in most places in our region, including in the strip land that now claims to be the home of human origin, and whose vocabularies dominate in the language that emerged more recently, may be watching these emerging sectarian claims in pleasant surprise.

The Significance of the Recent Finding of Archaeologists at Aksum, Ethiopia

May 26, 2008

All these potential evidences and the archaeologists' suggestions don't point in the same direction. The archaeologists' suggestion that a "Cult of Sothis developed in Ethiopia with the arrival of Judaism and the Ark of the Covenant" does not explain the simple fact that the same star has similar names and significance much farther south from Aksum as well as among the Dogon people, who, interestingly enough, use the same tricolors of black, red, and white as the Oromo national tricolors. Unless it explains the differences between the two schools of thoughts, one being that it is a local observation and cultivation as pointed above and the other being it came from elsewhere according to the archaeologists, the latter's suggestion may well be presumptuous.

The following four part article is a special report on the long history of North East Africa
As published on Voice Finfinne on April 2, 2005.

Part I: North East Africa's Ancient Civilizations

Part II. Oromos in Ancient Egypt

Part III. Meroitic Civilization

Part IV. Clash of Two Civilizations

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