Oromo Community Center

Location: 6212 3rd St., NW Washington, DC

“The Oromo Community Center [in Washington, DC] was created to foster unity of purpose and networking among the Oromo people, and to promote the preservation, continuity and development of the Oromo language, culture and traditions. Founded on the enduring concept of Oromuma, the OCO serves the interests of all Oromos.” http://oneoromo.org/about-us/

“The Oromo people, numbering more than 40 million, are bound by common history, culture, language, and above all?by Oromumma. They constitute well over 40% of Ethiopia?s total population and are the second largest single nationality group in Africa. They have their own unique language (Afaan Oromo), culture, and democratic governance (the Gada system).” Ibid




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