Oromo Ajami

Lecture by Professor Giorgio Banti (Università di Napoli “l’Orientale”).

Muslim Oromo communities have written Ajami Oromo texts in different parts of Ethiopia. Examples from three manuscripts show considerable differences among each other: one is from the area of Harar, another from Wollo, another was brought to Italy by Enrico Cerulli, and no information has been available until now about its origin.