- Borana people
Infobox Ethnic group
group = Borana
languages = Borana
Islam(16%), traditional religion [http://www.ethnologue.com/14/show_language.asp?code=GAX Borana Oromo (Ethnologue)] ]
related-c = Oromo, Barentu:"Borana is also an alternate Spanish name of the Boran sub-family of the larger
Witotoanlanguage family."The Borana, also called the Boran, are a pastoralist ethnic group living in southern Ethiopia( Oromia) and northern Kenya. They are a sub-group of the Oromo people[cite web |url=http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-4200%28199602%2926%3A1%3C56%3ATEAMPA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C&size=LARGE&origin=JSTOR-enlargePage|title=The Eagle as Messenger, Pilgrim and Voice: Divinatory Processes among the Waso Boorana of Kenya|last=Aguilar|first=Mario|accessdate=2007-10-27|publisher=Journal of Religion in Africa, Vol. 26, Fasc. 1 (Feb., 1996), pp. 56-72 ] and represent one of the two halves of the original Oromos (the other half being the Barentu). They are nomadic, but recently some Borana have taken up agriculture.
They speak Borana, or "afaani Boraana", a
Cushiticlanguage. Roughly 200,000 people identify as Boranas. [Harvnb|Appiah|Gates|1999|p=288.]
* Asmerom Legesse, "Gada"
* Beckingham and G.W.B. Huntingford, "Some records of Ethiopia" Hakluyt Society, 1954
* Bassi Marco, "Decisions in the Shade. Political and juridical processes among the Oromo-Borana" Red Sea Press, 2005
* Clifford H F Plowman CMG OBE, "Notes On The Gedamoch Ceremonies Among The Boran", "(Journal of the Royal African Society, Vol. 18, No. 70 (Jan., 1919), pp. 114-121 )"
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