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Location of Arsi within the Ethiopian Empire

Arsi Province (Amharic: አርሲ) was a province of Ethiopian Empire with its capital at Asella. Historically a part of the Emirate of Harar until its invasion by Menelik and subsequent incorporation into modern Ethiopia. The province was reduced to a Zone of the Oromia Region with the adoption of the new constitution in 1995. In more ancient times, the region is seemingly related to the Harla.[1]

Both the Zone and the former province are occupied by the Arsi Oromo, who inhabit both the former Bale and Arsi provinces.

  1. ^ Hirsch, Bertrand. The Harla: archeology and memory of the giants of Ethiopia. French center for Ethiopian studies.

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Arsi Province

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Arsi Province (Amharic: አርሲ) was a province of Ethiopian Empire with its capital at Asella. Historically a part of the Emirate of Harar until its invasion...

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Arsi people

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Arsi Oromo is an ethnic Oromo branch, inhabiting the Arsi, West Arsi and Bale Zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia, as well as in the Adami Tullu and...

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Adanech Abebe

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first woman to hold the mayorship since it was created in 1910. Born in Arsi Province, Adanech has little familial disclosure, according to her education...

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Jawar Mohammed

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Mohammed was born on 12 May 1986 in the Dhumuga, Arsi Province bordering Hararghe. His father was Arsi Oromo, of Muslim faith, while his mother an Orthodox...

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Asella

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Asella Airport (IATA code ALK). Asalla was the capital of Arsi Province until that province was demoted to a Zone of Oromia with the adoption of the 1995...

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Arsi

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Arsi may refer to: Arsi Province, a former province of Ethiopia Arsi Zone, a zone within the Oromia region of Ethiopia West Arsi Zone, a zone within the...

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Hararghe

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Wollo Province, northeast by French Somaliland and on the east by Somalia. Originally however Hararghe included the Sidamo, Bale and Arsi Province until...

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Oromia

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were ultimately defeated in 1886. In the 1940s some Arsi Oromo together with people from Bale province joined the Harari Kulub movement, an affiliate of...

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Emirate of Harar

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present-day Somalia and to the south of eastern Ethiopia including the Arsi Province. Numerous Oromo and Somali clans in the region paid tax to the Emirate...

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Dawaro

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which covered much of Ethiopia's Arsi Province.The capital of Dawaro was called Sabboch The earliest mention of this province comes from the Royal Chronicle...

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Workneh Gebeyehu

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Personal details Born (1968-07-16) 16 July 1968 (age 55) Shashemene, Arsi Province, Ethiopian Empire (now Oromia Region, Ethiopia) Political party Oromo...

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History of coffee

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passed through that port. Coffee plantations were also developed in Arsi Province at the same time and were eventually exported by means of the Addis...

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Habesha peoples

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of natives were displaced and Abyssinians settled in their place. In Arsi Province, mainly inhabited by the Oromo people, their land was appropriated by...

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Mengesha Seyoum

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water baths in Ambo town. In 1952 he was appointed Governor-General of Arsi Province, serving until 1955. As governor he initiated the provision of potable...

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Abadula Gemeda

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position by Alemayehu Atomsa. Abadula Gemeda was born Minase Woldegiorgis in Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, on 5 July 1958. The name Abadula Gemeda is a pseudonym...

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Derartu Tulu

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grew up tending cattle in the village of Bekoji in the highlands of Arsi Province, the same village as Kenenisa Bekele. She is the cousin of Ejegayehu...

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April 1978

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Gezahegne Abera, Ethiopian Olympic champion marathon runner; in Etya, Arsi Province, Ethiopia Papy Lukata Shumu, Congolese footballer; in Kinshasa, Zaire...

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Haile Gebrselassie

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Personal information Born (1973-04-18) 18 April 1973 (age 51) Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopian Empire Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) Weight 54 kg (119 lb) Sport...

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Gezahegne Abera

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winner of the marathon race at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Born in Etya, Arsi Province, Gezahegne's first international competition was the 1999 Los Angeles...

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Kenenisa Bekele

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distance runner of all time. Kenenisa Bekele was born in 1982 in Bekoji in the Arsi Zone of Ethiopia, the same town as several other prominent long-distance...

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Tirunesh Dibaba

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most decorated of the family. Tirunesh was born in the village of Bekoji, Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region and the fourth of six children. She is of Oromo...

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Yalemtsehay Mekonnen

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University (AAU). Yalemtsehay Mekonnen was born on 30 May 1955 in Asella, Arsi Province. She was educated at Addis Ababa University, where she got her BSc in...

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Battle of Dodota

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second campaign against the Arsi. During the December 1883 Arsi campaign, Menelik II had invaded with the goal of annexing the Arsi territory. Karim ElAmin...

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Birtukan Ayano Dadi

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Birtukan Ayano Dadi was born in Arsi Province on 12 November 1975. After an attempt to abduct her, she moved to Bale Province and was educated at Robe High...

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Ayalew Birru

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with the Emperor; most likely over money. As result, he was exiled to Arsi Province. In 1935, during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, Ayalew Birru returned...

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Genzebe Dibaba

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Genzebe Dibaba is a member of the Oromo ethnic group from the high altitude Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region and comes from an athletic family. Her older sister...

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Ejegayehu Dibaba

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Ejegayehu Dibaba is an Ethiopian long-distance runner from the high-altitude Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region. She is the third child of six. Her younger sisters...

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