During the nineteenth century, the Dawro lived in an independent state known as the Kingdom of Dawro. In 2000, the Dawro Zone was split off from the former Semien Omo Zone in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region. It consists of the woredas of Isara Tocha, Loma Bosa, and Mareka Gena.
- Freeman, Dena; Pankhurst, Alula (2003). Peripheral people: the excluded minorities of Ethiopia. The Red Sea Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-56902-167-5.
- World Statesmen.org
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