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This article is republished in partnership with Ethiopia Insight. This was not because Amhara people suffered from social, political, and economic subjugation less than others but Amhara identity as we know it today was only constructed in response to a target of repression, with the rise of Derg. They have to pay for it now in lost jobs and positions for their hateful identification to a past now seen as distasteful to the military junta.
San Francisco based Ethiopian Fikre Tolossa, who is a university professor, is not a new name to Ethiopians abroad or in Ethiopia. He is a playwright, poet and author, among other things. In addition to Ethiopian languages and English, he speaks fluent German and has taught Folklore in German Universities. He has authored as many as 60 books — not to mention numerous published articles and media appearances on matters related to Ethiopian history. Fikre Tolossa has got thousands of fans in social media. And enthusiasm about his new book is noticeable among Ethiopians in Social Media.
According to the national census, Amharas numbered 19,, individuals, comprising Many scholars have classified the Amhara and the Tigrayans as Abyssinians. The present name for the Amharic language and its speakers comes from the medieval province of Amhara. The latter enclave was located around Lake Tana at the headwaters of the Blue Nile , and included a slightly larger area than Ethiopia's present-day Amhara Region. The further derivation of the name is debated. Some [ who?
The Oromo people pron. They are the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia and represent The word Oromo appeared in European literature for the first time in and slowly became common in the second half of the 20th century. Some Oromo people still follow their traditional religion, Waaqeffanna ,  and they used the gadaa system of governance. The origins and prehistory of the Oromo people prior to the 16th century are based on Oromo oral tradition.
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. But all is not well in Ethiopia. Ethnic tensions and violence are on the rise. Ethnic conflicts are not new , but the levels of violence being witnessed today are very disturbing. Ethiopia has more than 80 ethnic groups. Despite recent improvements, it also has a weak economy and an overwhelmingly poor citizenry.
The Oromo people constitute the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, or about 30 million people out of a total population of 60 million. Their original homeland, Oromia, included most of what is now Ethiopia and stretched into northern Kenya, where some Oromos still live. During the early twentieth century Oromos lost their sovereignty to the government of Abyssinia and suffered unrelenting political, economic, and social oppression. For close to years Oromos suffered under the occupation of consecutive Ethiopian regimes. In spite of centuries of suffering Oromo cultural identity remained strong. So much so, that Oromos never felt comfortable calling themselves Abyssinians, or Ethiopians, or totally abandoning their culture for that of Abyssinian culture. Many Oromos perceive that the Ethiopians never tried to allow Oromos to feel that they were part and parcel of the Ethiopian empire.
Baxter, P. The creation and constitution of Oromo nationality. Fukui and J.
Amhara , people of the Ethiopian central highlands. The Amhara are one of the two largest ethnolinguistic groups in Ethiopia the other group being the Oromo. The Amhara, along with the Tigray peoples, are the principal adherents of this church.
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