№1-2018 — 12

DOI: 10.22281/2413-9912-2018-02-01-105-110
Loshkariov I.D.
The development of the ethnic identity of the Oromo people and the political processes in Ethiopia in xvii-xx centuries
The article examines the evolution of the ethnic identity of the Oromo people under the political conditions of the Ethiopian Empire. The presence of religious, territorial, socio-economic dividing lines is a result of the process of settling Oromo in the territory to the south and west neighborhood of Ethiopia. Many internal differences between the Oromo were caused by to the fact that part of the Oromo became part of the empire, and some representatives even became part of the Ethiopian imperial elite, while the other Oromo groups ended up in Ethiopia only at the end of the 19th century with no affection for the Ethiopian state. The author comes to the conclusion that a new quality of Oromo identity evolves. It is based on the emergence of common political and cultural interests.
Keywords: Ethiopia, Oromo, Galla, Empire, national identity.