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The Wonderful Cushitic Oromia: Naming Is Identifying

By Fayyis Oromia*

Two things prompted me to write this opinion. One was the ongoing dispute between the Habesha, who daily preach about the glory of Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet, and the Oromo, who try to defend against such Ethiopian identity from attacking Oromo nationalism (Oromummaa). Here, because of the fact that naming is identifying, the Oromo want to identify ourselves with Oromia, not with the already contaminated name – Ethiopia. This name is already contaminated with the Abyssinian identity as well as with its system of domination. Thus, we can rename the historic national area of the Oromo (the Cushites), which stretches from Meroe to Mombasa, as the Great Oromia, instead of using the ancient names like Kush, Ethiopia, Nubia or Punt. Despite the renaming, all the wonderful histories we do find in the literature, which are related to these ancient names, are that of the wonderful Cushitic Great Oromia.

So, as the Amhara forces did agree on common ideology of “Ethiopia and Ethiopiyawinet,” the Oromo national liberation forces should agree on the common ideology of “Oromia and Oromiyummaa.” The name Ethiopia, despite its original relation with being Cush, is really spoiled by being associated with at least the following three negative connotations: (1) that the Greeks gave it the negative meaning: “land of burnt faces or land of Nig*ers”; (2) that the Habeshas made it equivalent to the Abyssinian system of domination; and (3) that both the current Ethiopian nationalists and Oromian nationalists consider any acceptance of the name Ethiopia as a “surrender of those who fought for Oromia to the forces of Ethiopia.” Just these three reasons are enough for the Oromo nationals to distance ourselves from this contaminated name. It is better, if also the ODF (Oromo Democratic Front), the OLF-Jijjiirama and the OFC (Oromo Federalist Congress) try to call the future union of nations they want to foster either optimally Oromian Union or as a compromise name – Cushland. The name Ethiopia must be avoided when talking with the Oromo, but it can be instrumentalized as a trademark when communicating with the international community and with the neighbouring nations. The other reason for my writing this opinion is an e-mail I once got from one Oromo friend who had been concerned about our way of naming (giving names to our children).

Oromummaa Is Our Primary Identity
To comprehend why I do consider Oromummaa as a primary identity, just read the following opinion I once wrote: http://gadaa.com/oduu/?p=3362. Based on this fact, it is mandatory to recall the priori identity of most nations and nationalities in the empire, i.e. their Oromo root. Regarding the Oromo, there are two identities (nationalisms) competing with each other in order to have influence: Ethiopian identity and Oromian identity. Accordingly, we do see in the Oromo community three types of individuals: those who accept Ethiopian identity, but reject their Oromian identity (the Ethiopianists); those who try to reconcile both identities and say “I am Oromo Ethiopian;” and those who reject Ethiopian identity and stress their Oromian identity (the Oromianists). Now, the struggle is going on between the first and the third; whereas the second one is caught in the fighting field of the two.

I think the Oromo democratic Federalists like those in the ODF, OLF-J and the OFC are suffering under this problem of the second position. We do usually ask: are they Ethiopianists or Oromianists? Do they have loyality conflict? They are accused by the Oromianists as if they betrayed Oromia and accepted Ethiopian identity; at the same time, they are ambivalently approached by the Ethiopianists: on one side, they are praised for “leaving their separatist position and accepting Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet,” on the other side, they are still seen suspiciously as if they are following their “secessionist agenda” in a smart way. What a dilemma for these Federalists? Which way should they move? Here is my humble suggestion for the Oromo Federalists in order to solve this dilemma.

It is not bad that the ODF is struggling for ‘national self-determination with multi-national federation;’ the OLF-J fighting for ‘new federal republic of Ethiopia;’ and the OFC pushing for ‘self-rule with shared rule.’ These three expressions are different formulations for ‘Oromian autonomy within Ethiopian union.’ Such a solution of trying to forge true-federation is a very good prelude for an independent republic of Oromia, but it, surely, can not be a lasting solution. An independent Oromia is indispensable as long as the Oromo nation is concerned. The only thing which can make this striving for an independent Little Oromia of about 650,000-SqKM unnecessary is the possible transformation of the existing Ethiopian empire to the Great Oromian union of 1,130,000-SqKM. Thus, the Federalists should just call the federation/union they want to foster as an Oromian Federation/Oromian Union, instead of Ethiopian Federation/Ethiopian Union. With this move, they can also be accepted as purely Oromianists, instead of being alleged as “unholy Ethiopianists, who committed treason.” The currently existing Little Oromia in the future can be called Oromo state (Oromo Killil, Naannoo Oromoo) within the Great Oromia.

Such renaming of Ethiopia as Great Oromia solves the conflict between the pro-independence forces and the pro-unity forces: we will have both the desired independence and the required unity, if the other nations accept this recommendation as a compromise solution. As far as the Oromo-proper are concerned, we renamed our nation from Gaallaa to Oromo; our capital city from Addisaba to Finfinne without waiting for any permission or recognition from anyone else. So why not we rename the country from their Ethiopia to our Great Oromia? Anybody can call the country as either Abyssinia or Ethiopia, but the Oromo people should unanimously agree to call it from now on as Oromia. That country is neither the land of bas*tards (Abyssinia) as the Portuguese called it nor the land of burnt face (Ethiopia) as the Greeks named it, but it is the land of the brave (Oromia) as both the Oromo-proper and the Oromo-progeny call ourselves. Such Cushitic Great Oromia, in which freedom of citizens, liberty of nations, genuine democracy, justice and human rights are respected will be our future common home, if the other nations in the empire voluntarily accept and endorse this suggestion.

Then, the ODF, the OLF-J and the OFC supporters, who nowadays started to say “we are Ethiopians” need to correct their rhetoric and boldly assert that they do belong to the Great Oromia, so that even the Habeshas can start to say “we are Oromians.” This call must be extended also to supporters of the OPDO, who still call themselves Ethiopians, and with that undermine the fact that their country being Oromia. In summary, accepting this Ethiopian identity has several negative impacts: why should we call ourselves burnt face; why should we accept its association with the Abyssinian system of domination; it is almost equivalent to being won in the war between Ethiopia and Oromia; the Habesha propagandists of the ideology called ‘Ethiopia and Ethiopiawinet‘ feel triumphant over the “narrow nationalist” Oromo; it is tantamount to hurt the feeling of our brothers and sisters in OLA (Oromo Liberation Army), who fought (are fighting) against Ethiopia and for that reason hate this name … etc. Thus, even if the Habeshas insist on the name Ethiopia, all the Oromo and others should consequently decide and start to rename the whole county as Oromia.

Naming Is Identifying
To identify ourselves (i.e. name ourselves) in line of our natural identity (Oromummaa), we have to trace back our history and find our root. For instance, nowadays, it is almost confirmed that even the people in south Gojam, north Shoa and east Wallo, who are today considered as Amhara have got Oromo base; confirmation of the Oromo root of the other peoples in the northern part of the empire will surely continue. Classic examples for the confirmed ones are the Oromo individuals like the late Walellign Mekonnen of Wallo and the late Belay Zeleqe of Gojam. This fact helped me think over the importance of identifying ourselves (naming ourselves) in line (in service) of our natural identity (Oromummaa). Just to show why this is important, let’s look at the operational definition of identity and naming. Here, we can differentiate personal identity from social identity and ethnic identity:

Personal identity is the way in which a person defines him-/herself in terms of individuality and difference to the others. This might include factors, such as age, gender, nationality, culture, religious affiliation, disability, sexuality, interests, talents, personality traits, and family and friendship networks. The way in which a person sees him-/herself in relation to those around and what makes him/her unique, are all aspects of personal identity. Part of our personal identity is given to us at birth, such as gender, nationality and genetic history. Other aspects of our personal identity are formed during our early years of development and continue to develop during our lives as we grow, mature, make choices, forge relationships and build an evolving identity for ourselves.

Social identity is how we do function within many different social situations and relate to a range of other people. Social groups may involve family, ethnic communities, cultural connections, nationality, friends and work. They are an important and valued part of our daily lives. How we see ourselves in relation to our social groupings defines our social identity. Children, who have been separated from their family or country of origin, may become confused about their personal and social identities. They may have experienced a number of moves, been cared for by different people in different places, lost important contacts and relationships from their past, been separated from family, friends and their ethnic and cultural networks. Feeling or being made to feel different is a major issue for children who have been adopted, particularly for children from diverse cultural backgrounds or with a disability. For the adopted child, the stigma of not living with their birth family, living as a cultural or ethnic minority and becoming accustomed to what it means to be adopted are lifelong adjustments.

Ethnic identity refers to a person’s sense of belonging to an ethnic group. Ethnic identity is drawn from the realization that a person’s thoughts, perceptions, feelings and behaviors are consistent with those of other members of the ethnic group. Ethnic identity recognizes that a person belongs to a particular group that shares not only ethnicity, but also common cultural practices.

Ethnic identity is the type of identity, on which I tried to concentrate in this essay. To be an Oromo belongs here; and it is not only biological identity, but also political (identifying oneself with the Oromo interest) and psychological (identifying with the Oromo problem). One method to make children/individuals to feel that they do belong to certain nation is the naming of the children/individuals. This is the simple logic behind changing names during baptism (Christianization); all the given names are either of Jewish or Habesha origins. Let’s look at some “lost Oromo” because of such naming: the hero, Abune Phexros (what was his true Oromo name as a child?), who resisted the Italian colonizers and therefore martyred; Nigus Michael of Wallo; Nigus Tekle-Hayimanot of Gojam; Nigus Suseniyos of Gondar; emperor Haile-Silassie of Ethiopia; the heroes like Abebe Aregay and Belay Zeleqe; the artists like Xilahun Gesesse and Teddy Afro, etc. All were considered as non-Oromo till we recently could research and find it out that they all were/are Oromo. We may need to research further to acknowledge if people like the emperor Minilik-II (“our colonizer”) and the first king of Shoa (Ye-Kunoo-Amlak) were victims of such naming maneuvers. Were all the Oromo-progeny in the northern part of the empire such victims in the last 3000 years?

The question yet to be answered is, why do the Habeshas, the Arabs and the Jews want to name everyone else in their own languages? Why should every Christian be named with either Habersha or Jewish names? Why should every Muslim be given an Arabic name? Religious motive? Only fools and naïves can believe like this. I would like to say: it is more political than religion for it is one of the very effective way of assimilating. By identifying an individual with such names, it is possible to take a part of his/her identity towards the nation to which the name belongs. If the individual is both politically and psychologically not mature enough, it is sure that he/she feels to belong to the nation where his name comes from. That is what Habeshas did during Ximqet celebrations in Oromia and in other occupied national areas. They changed Oromo names to Habesha names. This process of changing names used to also be done in schools, in military camps and in the other institutions of the imperial system of domination. It was the very effective method used in the Abyssinization process of especially the Agaw and the Oromo in Abyssinia.

Actually, changing of only names would have been not so grave, where an individual is conscious enough to know to which nation he/she belongs not only biologically, but also politically and psychologically. The worst is when such individuals lose their roots like those who do like to say: “duuroo gaallaa nebern,” as the Amharanized Oromo in south Gojam, north Shoa and east Wallo would like to say, and “ye Oromo dem allebin” like the Amharanized urbanites in Finfinne, Diredhawa and in other big towns would like to narrate. I know that these Oromo individuals lost, not only their Oromo name, but they lost also their Oromo language and the Oromo way of life. Most probably, this is true for all the Oromo-progeny, who now deny their Oromo root.

Thanks to the Oromo liberation movement, things are now moving in the right direction of getting back to Oromummaa. What those who got Habesha, Arabic and Jewish names should do is only to go to Hammachiisaa and change their names back to the very attractive and beautiful Oromo names. Let the Oromo named, for instance, Teshager Goraw be renamed to Firaaol Jaalataa; let the Oromo named Asegedech Qixawu be renamed to Dammee Aadaa … etc. So, all Oromo with non-Oromo names, please let’s hurry to go to Hammachiisaa and get the great Oromo names. I hope in the future, Raayyaa Oromo, who now make their geerarsaa/qerertoo in Tigirinya, and Gojam/Wallo Oromos, who make their geerarsaa/qereertoo in Amharinya, will come back to their roots and make their geerarsaa in Afaan Oromo. The Oromo with politically conscious mentality now need to work on it and help those who had lost their identity to Habesha, to Arab and to Jews so that they can come back and celebrate their origin. It is clear that one part of Oromummaa is our own style of naming ourselves and our children; the other aspects of our identity are, of course, Aadaa Oromoo, Afaan Oromoo and Amantii Oromoo, where we need to invest a lot and on which development we should work hard. So it is now the right time to revive and develop all aspects of our identity.

The key to the realization of these elements of our identity is, of course, the success in our struggle for bilisummaa/freedom. We need to be smart enough to know how to push for bilisummaa. Just as an example, we need to have optimal approach in dealing with the current power balance in the Ethiopian empire. That is why I do want that we need to weigh our positions in the context of the present situation, time and space. Just to describe one situation, the two dimensional Czech vs. Slovakia struggle, where the two nations opted for peaceful separation, was very different from the hitherto multidimensional (at least three dimensional) struggle in the Ethiopian empire. This multidimensionality makes the situation in Ethiopia very different from this example and even from the other examples like Israel vs. Palestine; Chechnyan vs. Russia; Serbs vs. others; Kurdistan vs. Turkey, etc.

In Great Oromia (Ethiopia), the fact that at least three forces (Amhara, Tigrai and Oromo) are fighting against each other for either domination or liberation is unique. This triangular struggle needs wisdom in knowing and using the possible alliances of “two against one.” Till 1991, there had been no confusion, Oromian liberation forces and Tigrean “liberation” forces had formal or informal alliances against the dominating and ruling Amhara elites. From 1991 till 2006, there was a confusion for the Amhara opposition forces and the Oromo liberation forces could not trust each other to foster an alliance against the now dominating/ruling Tigrean elites. From 2006 (the first attempt of forming AFD) till now, there is approach-avoidance conflict between these two forces, which seem to be diametrically opposite (Amhara crying for a unitary democratic Ethiopia and Oromo singing about an independent Little Oromia).

The ruling Tigrean elites did/do exploit this fact and pour a kerosene to the fire of conflict between the Amahara and the Oromo forces. If this conflict continues, there is no chance to get a victory over the Tigrean elites for the Amhara forces and the Oromo forces do neutralize each other. If they are smart enough, these two opposition camps should try to unify and consolidate their own camps respectively first and then foster a tactical alliance of the two camps against the ruling Tigrean elites. To promote such a possibility of an alliance, the Amhara forces should moderate themselves and stop their cry about the unconditional only unitary Ethiopia as well as the Oromo forces should moderate themselves and refrain from singing the unconditional only independent Little Oromia. The compromise middle position for both can be an autonomous Oromo state within the Great Oromian Union (Ethiopian Union), so that the Amhara forces need not be anti-Independence and the Oromo forces need not be anti-Unity.

After getting rid of the Woyane tyrants, the two opposition camps can go for public verdict regarding the type of federation (nation-based federation of the Oromo vs region-based federation of the Amhara; given the name of the union will be Great Oromia) and then live according to the result. Otherwise, we have to be sure that neither the Amhara unitarists nor the Oromo liberators will get victory over the polarizing machine of the Tigrean elites; the two big nations have to be ready to be ruled by the Tigrean oligarchy for at least the next one century. The question to the elites of the two nations is, are we as such fool or naive to fall into the trap of the polarizing Tigrean elites? The way forward for all the currently oppressed nations and nationalities in the region/empire (including the Amhara) is to come back to their original national identity and then cooperate regionally for the possible common benefit. Both the past assimilative colonization under the Amhara elites and the present hegemonic colonization under the Tigrean elites need to come to an end. We should move further and rename the whole country from Ethiopia to Great Oromia for naming is identifying and we, the Oromo, better identify ourselves with Oromia, not with Ethiopia. Amhara can call the country Ethiopia if they insist on it, and at the same time the Oromo can name it Great Oromia. This is a win-win solution for the conflict between the two big nations. Naming a multinational country after the name of its big nation is not new; e.g Spain is named after the Spaniards; India after the Hindi; Russia after the Ruski … etc.

Last, but not least, I would like to encourage all the conscious Oromo from all walks of life to go to Hammachiisaa and get our lovely and true Oromo names, being liberated from the alien past naming. Following this Oromo example, I also recommend for individuals who do belong to the other oppressed nations in the empire to do the same. I hope the Habeshas, the Arabs and the Jews will not be disappointed when we just become aware of the motives behind their insistence to name foreigners in their languages. They are really so smart that they could instrumentalize their religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) in order to influence the other nations. It is very easy to persuade a believer of one religion to take the name of the other nation, which is considered to be the origin of the respective religion in comparison to the non-believers. So, the Oromo nationals, let’s go for Hammachiisaa; at the same time, it is mandatory for us to assert the Hammachisa name of the country called Ethiopia from now on as the Cushitic Great Oromia, so that our Oromian identity will not be diluted and masked by the Ethiopian nationalism known as Ethiopiawinet. May Rabbi/Waaqa help us all the Oromo nationals in general, and the Federalists in particular, to agree on this renaming of the future union as ‘Oromian Federation or Oromian Union’!

Galatooma!

* Fayyis Oromia can be reached at foromia@yahoo.com.


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15 Comments

  1. Ethiopian son:

    June 15, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    You are the best day dreamer and fantacy teller.you might have your fucken “great oromia”after we all die out.We know know how to kick your ass.you can’t do any thing,keep writing your crap.To tell the truth,you guys don’t have the

  2. Rukut:

    June 15, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Ethiopian,
    did the author nock you in the head (in your centeral nervous system)? You are just convulsing! KKKK

  3. Oromia:

    June 15, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    “…..Last, but not least, whatever our history is, there will be no compromise on the destiny of the Oromo nation. All nations in the empire do deserve an imperative freedom of their people and an optional independence of their land (based on the public verdict of the respective nations). The Oromo, as a nation, does have two alternatives after achieving the national liberation by our bitter struggle: either to have free Oromia within a union of nations in the region or free Oromia within the United Nations (UN). I think Dr. Fikre and all the pro-unity forces need to realize this fact. As far as I am concerned, free “little Oromia” within a local union as planned by the ODF is only a temporary solution leading towards the free Oromia within the UN as envisioned by the OLF. For the Abyssinians to save the unity of the country forever, they have to approach the Oromo nation with a better idea than an independent “little Oromia.” That better idea can only be a transformation of the present Ethiopian empire to a future union of free nations called “greater Oromia,” of course, with Afaan Oromo as the primary working language of the union and a flag of the union with Mo’aa Odaa, instead of Mo’aa Anbessa or Mo’aa Anbasha, at its center……” http://gadaa.com/oduu/20052/2013/05/31/why-not-greater-oromia-instead-of-ethiopia-a-response-to-dr-fikre-tolassas-open-letter/

  4. Bilis:

    June 15, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    “….I think Ethiopian union as a transitional solution to independent Oromia is the reason for the fact that also the OLF wrote in its programme not only the necessity of independence, but also the possibility of a union. So shortly put, the Oromo do have yet three optional goals to achieve based on the objective realities in the future. The next stop of our liberation journey, which started in Djibouti (colony/slavery), passing through Ayisha (status quo of a limited cultural autonomy), will be Diredhawa (true federation); that is why we need to support the ODF with all our power. Then, the true federation can lead us to either the goal of the OLF, i.e. Adama (an independence of Little Oromia) or to the common goal of both fronts – Finfinne (a union of independent nations called Great Oromia), which is a necessary step to achieve the required Oromian (Cush) renaissance.

    Sure is that if there will be a true freedom and democracy in the future, at last we will achieve the final common goal (the Oromo renaissance), in which both the Oromo-proper and the different Oromo progenies, including the other nations in the Horn (which might not have emerged from the Oromo) will grow together. Here again, without the imperative liberation of the Oromo-proper, it is fact on the ground that the whole region will continue to suffer under the present poverty and tyranny. So, the key to prosperity in that cursed region is the liberation of the Oromo-proper, be it within or without the desired union called Great Oromia. In short, let’s all Oromo nations (the proper one and the progenies) move now from our hitherto self-destruction to the future self-determination. Let’s continue to be NAY-sayers to slavery, injustice and tyranny….” http://gadaa.com/oduu/20124/2013/06/06/the-common-home-great-oromia-as-a-win-win-solution-for-the-conflict-between-the-pro-independence-oromo-and-the-pro-unity-amhara/

  5. Ethiopian:

    June 15, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    “…..Houston believed the Cushite civilization to be the motherland of humanity. The Cushite civilization did exist, although it was not as ancient as Egypt, and certainly not the origin of all culture. Nevertheless, the Cushites were the earliest known Black African civilization. Reaching its peak between 1750 and 1500 B.C.E., and lasting until the fourth century C.E., the Cushite empire occupied what is now the Sudan, with its capital at Meroe on the Nile. At their high point, Cushites even conquered and ruled ancient Egypt from 750-650 B.C.E. Because of their geographical isolation, they had nowhere near the impact on other parts of the world that Houston attributed them. The Cushites were heavily influenced by the older Egypt culture, rather than the other way around. They left behind fields of hundreds of small steep-angled burial pyramids, the design of which was borrowed from Egypt and scaled down…..” http://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/we/

  6. Nama:

    June 15, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    Obbo Walfida is a person with boundless illusion.
    Stop labeling me Cush unless you want me call you by your name.

  7. Akkas Miti:

    June 15, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Please don’t write about something that belongs to the 20th c ..We are now in the 21st c and things have changed dramatically..only people like you still live in past dreams…let us move forward man! May be you are one of those diaspora who know nothing the reality in Ethiopia today..Haalli jijjirameera aabbee…atis ilaalcha kee jijjiiri..saba hunda waliin nagaadhaa fi jaalalaan biyya tokko keessa jiraachuun ba’eessan se’a…Nagaa keenya hin booressin..Aadaa ofii guddisuun mudaa hin qabu..aadaa nama biroo jibbuudhaan garuu eessayyuu hin geenyyu..Yoo isaan dur nujibban ..nutimmoo har’a isaaanin jibbuu qabna jettee yaadda yoo tahe kun mentaliy warra injifatamanii ti bari! Yoon dogoggre na sirreesaa jaalleewwan koo…isinan jaalladha.

  8. Fuliyyee:

    June 15, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    Reply to Ethiopian son,

    Please do not deny your self that you are a son of bas*tards. swallow the bitter truth and grasp the facts from Fayyis.

  9. Galana:

    June 15, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    I doubted If you have clue about Oromoo history let alone How Ethiopia came to being.There is no Cushetic Oromia but Kush which means the same thing.If you are a believer in the history of creation I refer you to read Geneses chapter two verse 7-13.I’m not trying to preach or covert you to any thing but to help you know as there people out there who are watching you.Your empty posturing created nothing but ignorance to many of your followers.Good lack though!

  10. Fuliyyee:

    June 16, 2013 @ 1:16 am

    KKkk …you are a bas*tards son “bastard” not ethiopian son kkkkkk.

    we know for sure you are one of self denail peson and hypocrites who do not like the truth always.

    please read and comprehend the true history of ethioia instead of insulting Fayyis oromiya.

  11. koorraa Bonaya:

    June 16, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    It is interesting that Abyssinians want to defend names that were given by Europeans and Turks.

    As you pointed out, Europeans gave the name Ethiopia. Similarly, the Turks called their garrison outposts “HEyalet.” They called the coastline of Yemen and Eritrea as “Habesh Eyalet.” At one time, they occupied port cities of Axumites.

    It is a wonder why Abyssinians want to defend the name “Habesh.” What is disturbing is they are crazy enough to call us Habeshs, at least those that are living in the Western countries.

    Hopefully, one day their children will wake up and realize that it is unacceptable to impose your culture and identity on other Nation groups.

  12. Little:

    June 16, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    Very good to observe that Habesha’s empty rhetoric about UNITY is exposed. If they really want unity, why should they reject this noble suggestion as win-win solution? Why should they cry if we call that whole country as Great Oromia and live together, as they wish. Their main motive is just to live at the cost of Oromo, Oromia and Oromummaa. If they insist so, nothing can hinder us to push for an Independence of our “Little Oromia”. The choice is theirs: either to be citizens of Great Oromia or to be neighbours of Little Oromia!

  13. Tolaa:

    June 17, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    Obbo Fayyis

    Maaliif dubbii gonkuma walfakkeenya hinqabneen yaada namootaa jeeqxa? Adeemsi kee sagantaa warra ODF sammuu namootaa keessa buusuuf akka ta’e beekamaa dha. Barreeffamnikee osoo kan dhugaa ta’u ta’eetii balaan inni fiduuf jiru salphaa miti. Oromiyaa isii dhugaa osoo harkatti hingalfatiin “Greater Oromiyaa” yaada jedhu qabattanii ka’uun keessan diinota ummata oromoo heddummeessuuf malee bu’aa qabatamaa hinqabu. Kun immoo atii fi dhaabni ati deeggartu (ODF) kaayyoo hamtuu isin ittiin ummata keenna harka halagaatti deebistanii kuffisuuf jirtan ifa godha.

  14. dhugaa:

    June 18, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    Dera Fayyis Oromia. What is your exact stand about oromos and oromia? What is wonderful and greater cushetic at all ? Are you not exaggerating a little bit ? We are requesting our right, freedom and peace. Not more and not less. others have to decide about their own future fate.

  15. Think:

    June 19, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Those of you who couldn’t grasp what Fayyis Oromia wanted to say, you just need either more gray cells or may take time and read reapetedly what he wrote. He is thinking ahead of time! The only alternative to the independence of Core Oromia (OLF map) is to agree on Great Oromia. Will particularly the Abyssinians agree on this? Time will tell! But Oromo nationalists crying against the concept of Great Oromia is just a crocodile tear. Great Oromia with Afaan Oromo as the working language and Oromummaa flourishing without any restriction is better than an independent Core Oromia! Take time and think!!