This ethnic group from Ethiopia often engages in different types of marriages but the focus here is the Kadhaa, where the groom’s family does background research on the bride to ensure she has no diseases and is not related to the groom’s family by blood.
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The man’s parents then contact the girl’s family through a mediator. The mediator goes back telling the man what the woman’s family have agreed on.
After an agreement is reached, the two gets engaged, with a wedding following soon after a date has been reached.
Normally, during an Oromo wedding, the bride and the groom wear traditional attire that is hand-woven from pure cotton and decorated with Oromo prints.
Other women put on the Habesha wedding dress, which is accompanied by Habesha jewellery while the men wear Buffalaa-Uffannaa Gaa’elaa, which is their popular wedding attire.