Liibax says: the xabasha and Somali are waraabo, you'll devour you whole. they care little for the oromo, and will use you as cannon folder and foot soldiers in their next wars
I agree in toto with your assertion that the two groups are waraabo-s!
By the way, this word for hyena (woraabo) is a common female name amongst the Borana-Oromo. Of course, it is drived from the noun form of "woraabessaa" [hyena].
First up, when you calculate the percentage of the "habasha" vis a vis the Orormo & the rest, keep in mid that a significant portion of the Oromo are actually part of this same "habasha" or 'ethiopianist" sub-group in terms of their attitude, outlook, dress sense, culture, etc.
If you add the percentage of people from other non-habasha groups (eg. Guraghe) who have also been assimilated into this broad pool of habasha identity, you have a very large sub-group of Amharic-speaking Ethiopians indeed!. More, this sub-set of Ethiopians is growing faster than all the other groups. That is: Amharic speakers in Ethiopia (not just ethnic Amhara), I believe, are the majority in Ethiopia. Some rigid Oromo, Somali, Tigre, etc, nationalists tend to down-play or ignore this reality to the determent of their cause.
Now, a bit on your comment on Oromos needing validation from the Habasha or Somalis. That is something that you've imagined. At the very least, Borana-Oromo persons wouldn't do that as they are proud people who still live according to their waaqa-given indigenous African traditions. The same couldn't be said about the Islam/Arab-obsessed Somalis, for example
All my argument was about Zack's manners - rather lack there of - in insisting to refer to the Oromo as galllas. I kept on telling him that the actual Oromos never called themselves galllas but used their clan names as their identifiers for centuries. Only aliens referred to them by that word & somehow, the word came to mean a kufar/kafir/armene/uncivilised/contaminated/untouchable.
There is a really derogatory term used by Oromos to refer to the Somalis & it is a play-on-word on a 'rabbied [mad] dog'. Do you want me to refer to your or your people on this forum by using this rude term? No, I didn't think so. Nor would I feel OK about doing that because it would be rude & I will be seen as lacking manners.
My attempt was to tell Zack to be more civil in accepting my reasoning not to insist in referring to the Oromos as galllas. That is it. Nabad/nagaati.
It really doesn't matter when others start using the word gallla to refer to the Oromo. More important is that the actual Oromo clans never used that term but defined themselves via their clan names. Somalis did - still do to some extent - the same. Ishi, goljjicha gad-ta'e finca'u?