Emperor Haile Selassie renamed the town after Biblical Nazareth, and this name was used throughout the twentieth century. In 2000 (English calendar), the city officially reverted to its original Oromo language name, Adama, though "Nazaret" is still widely used. The meaning of ADAMA IS DERIVED from the Oromo word ' ADAAMII' which means  a cactus-like tree that grows randomly everywhere and "crys white blood" naturally.  More specifically, adaamii means Euphorbia candelabrum, a tree of the spurge family, while hadaamii would mean Indian fig.
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