Under the military regime, the writing of Oromo in any script was forbidden between 1974 and 1991, but today to do business in some parts of Africa, your ability to speak the language will really aid your transactions.
The Oromo language is a Cushitic language spoken by more than 50 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Egypt and it is the 3rd largest language in Africa, according to a report by Harvard.
The language is also spoken by people outside Africa. In the United States, Australia, Canada and different Europe cities people are reportedly speaking and societies are teaching their kids and foreigners how to communicate in Afaan Oromoo.
Say “Akkam” to say hello in Oromo.