One theory holds that Gedi was deserted to avoid the advancing nomadic Galla tribe coming from Somalia.
Many of these were originally cultivated by the Galla, and subsequently introduced.
Many of the slaves stayed on as servants long after the War, and lived right around here at old Galla Rock.
These girls, although natives of Galla, invariably call themselves Abyssinians, and are generally known under that name.
The Hamitic element, which is not great, has probably been derived from the Galla.
To the westward the ridge terminates in a high plateau, the western Galla provinces of the kingdom.
Kirkham's and the Galla boys were delighted; they thought, the young rascals, there was a chance of a fight.
He had two daughters, Rusticiana and Galla, of whom the former married Boethius.
Twenty thousand warriors, headed by the king, made an inroad on the Galla.
Gurague is a Christian state, but reduced to great misery and poverty by the Galla tribes which surround it on every side.