"....Why The Designation, Oromia or Cushland, Instead of Ethiopia?
The allergic rejection of the name Ethiopia by most of the Oromo nationalists and some others in the Empire is going on. I personally came to the conclusion that, even though political business is possible using this trademark, trying to sell it to the Oromo is almost the same to inflicting injury to the already existing wound. I have tried to show in my last articles why this name should be changed, if we opt to build certain democratic union of free nations in the future. That is why I suggested the name Great Oromia for such possible true multinational federation. But, it sounded in the ears of many as something unachievable, illusionary, untimely, without historical support, and detached from the existing reality on the ground. Just leaving other variables to side, let’s look at the following article for the sake of finding the historical and/or mythological ground to justify the designation as Great Oromia at best, as Cushland at least. Mind you, in every history, there is myth, and in every myth, there is history. I made certain minor modifications in the article to clarify and rectify very few contradictions observed, and I took out certain parts for the sake of brevity. I hope this will not be interpreted as plagiarism, but as representation of someone’s work: http://oromianeconomist.wordpress.com/2 ... d-history/
. The article clearly shows that the whole nations and nationalities in the present geography of Ethiopia (the Cushites, the nilotic Cushites, the omotic Cushites and the Semitized Cushites) are descendants of the Oromo, which is considered as the proto-Cush. Read here the important parts of the article, with slight modification of the content and form....." http://gadaa.com/oduu/21445/2013/08/31/ ... -ethiopia/