[ aw-roh-moh ]
/ ɔˈroʊ moʊ /
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noun, plural O·ro·mos, (especially collectively) O·ro·mo for 1.
a member of a nomadic, pastoral people of Ethiopia and Kenya.
the Cushitic language of the Oromo.
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Origin of Oromo
First recorded in 1865–70; from Oromo; perhaps from ormu “men,” a self-designation
Words nearby Oromo
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How to use Oromo in a sentence
Considered Oromo, he is the first member of that group ever to serve as prime minister.Ethiopia Is at a Crossroads. Can the Nation Survive in Its Current Form?|Ian Bremmer|June 25, 2021|Time
Cattle and slaves are also used as units of value from time to time amongst the Oromo.Folkways|William Graham Sumner