BORANA PEOPLE

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BORANA OROMO, ALSO CALLED THE BORAN, ARE A PASTORALIST ETHNIC GROUP LIVING IN S OUTHERN ETHIOPIA AND NORTHERN KENYA. THEY ARE A MOIETY OF THE OROMO PEOPLE, THE OTHER BEING THE BARENTU OROMO.OROMOS IN NORTHERN KENYA FIRST ENTERED THE REGION FROM SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA DURING A MAJOR EXPANSION IN THE LATE 10TH CENTURY. THEY THEN DIFFERENTIATED INTO THE CATTLE-KEEPING BORANA AND THE CAMEL-KEEPING GABBRA, SAKUYE AND RENDILLE.THE BORANA SPEAK BORANA, WHICH IS PART OF THE CUSHITIC BRANCH OF THE AFRO-ASIATIC FAMILY OF LANGUAGES. ROUGHLY OVER 7 MILLION PEOPLE IDENTIFY AS BORANAS.

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