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a member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia

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While Amhara and Tigrayan students made up more than 80% of the student body at Haile Selassie I University in the late 1960s, other students, including the Oromo, Sidama, and Somali, represented less than 10% (Markakis, 1974).
Both theoretically and practically, this liberation organization is totally against ethnic stratification and colonial domination; as it struggles to liberate Oromia from the subordination to Tigray and Amhara, it endorses the same right for other colonized nations without any reservation.
29) The Oromo intermediate class, which served the interests of the Amhara rulers, lost its position when Amhara ethnonational power was dismantled.
The Tigrayans are mainly interested in taking power from the Amhara rulers and keeping the Ethiopian Empire under their control by introducing cosmetic changes.
Oromo national power is necessary to challenge Amhara or Tigrayan ethnonational power and to achieve decolonization, democratization, and transformation of the Ethiopian Empire.
The Ethiopian government under the control of the Amhara or Tigray has opposed both democracy and Oromian self-determination.
Yohannes of Tigray and Menelik of Amhara, rivals of Tewodros, then allied themselves with the British to destroy Tewodros.
In the 13th century, remnants of the Christian Auxumite kingdom developed a separate identity known as Amhara (Jalata, 1993).
racial: The Abyssinians saw themselves as Semites, not Africans) (Jalata, 2001) and Christian (religious) superiority, the Ethiopian elites and their leaders strengthened the sense of common identity among the Amhara and Tigray.
When the Haile Sellassie reign began to crumble, Amhara elements quickly took control of a generalized uprising to maintain control within their community.
However, as conflict over land resources within and among the Oromo and their neighbors (Tigray, Amhara, Somali, Afar, etc.