Yejju Oromo people are an Northern Oromo tribe. They used to be called Angot before the expansion of other Barentu tribes of Oromo people. Many ethnicities that were assimilated into the Oromo ethnicity by the Great Oromo Expansions.They are one of the northernmost communities of the Oromo people.
During the 17th century, the Yejju dynasty, more specifically, the Were Sheik, or sons of the Sheikh, ruled much of the Ethiopian Empire during the Zemene Mesafint or "Era of the Princes.” Throughout the era, different ethnic groups, clans and communities made short-term alliances to acquire economic advantage and political power. The rulers of the Yejju dynasty were converts to Christianity, but their power base were the powerful Wollo Muslim principalities such as Were Himano and Raya.
As early as 1890, under the reign of Menelik II, the homeland of the Yejju was organised into an Ethiopian province named for them. It was bordered by the Alewuha River to the north, separating it from Rayya Qobbo district, the Mille River to the south, separating it from Wollo Province, the Afar Depression to the east, and the highlands of Amba Sel to the west. Woldiya served as its capital city. Currently, the territories of these northern tip Oromos are officially located inside Amhara Region, specifically divided between the districts of Habru and Woldiya town, with smaller portions administratively part of Guba Lafto and Amba Sel.
- "Africa :: Ethiopia — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
- Ethiopia Administrative Map as of 2013