Gabra

Introduction

Northeastern Kenya 16The Gabra (also Gabbra or Gebra) are an Oromo people who live as camel-herding nomads, mainly in the Chalbi desert of northern Kenya and the highlands of southern Ethiopia. They are closely associated with other Oromo, especially their non-nomadic neighbors, the Borana. The language of the Gabra is the Borana dialect of Oromo.

The Gabra’s overal population is estimated at about 31,000 people.

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