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SHANGALLA

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 799 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHANGALLA, or $11ANKALLA, a name loosely applied by Abyssinians to the non-Arab and non-Abyssinian tribes living west of Gojam in the Abyssinian-Sudan frontier lands. The principal tribes included are the Legas, Bertat, Gumus, Kadalos and Sienetjo. In some tribes Galla blood appears to pre-dominate; others are Negroids.
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