Eastern Africa, Horn of Africa • Language: Oromo

The southern Oromo are known as pastoralists who raise goats and cattle. Oromo groups however, have a diverse economy which includes agriculture and work in urban centers. Some Oromo also sell products and food items like coffee beans at local markets. The Oromos’ system of governance, known as Gaada, is based on age grades--with older generations ranking higher in the system. They view aging as advancement in wisdom. Elders are consulted in times of disputes and at weddings. 



Here are images from the panAFRICAproject for the ethnographic group "Oromo".