List of Oromo subgroups and clans

The Oromo people are divided into two major branches: the Borana Oromo and Barentu Oromo. These two major groups are in turn subdivided into an assortment of clan families. From west to east and north to south, these subgroups are listed in the sections below.

The Borana

The Borana include:

And countless subdivisions.

The Barneeto/Bareentuma

The Bareento/Bareentuma include:

Additional subdivisions

There are additional subdivisions:

Who live between the Awash River, Dire Dawa, West Harerge Gelemso and East Harerge Deder Babile, Gursum and Harar


  1. S. Waldron, "The political economy of Harari–Oromo relationships (1554–1975)", p. 7 (Forced migration Online website, accessed 3 July 2009)
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