Kambata tribe is one of the oldest tribes in Southern Ethiopia. The people are very welcoming and ready to work. They have many indigenous traditional foods, such as enset, and many kinds of tubers, spices and vegetables; some of these are not familiar in other parts of Ethiopia. An important landmark to the Kambaata people is Mount Ambarcho, where they sacrificed and celebrated in the past. The king and the god of Kambata lived there.
King Dagoye was one of the rulers of the Kambata. He was from Oyata clan. His rules were very unbearable for the people who lived at that time. He put the rules which favours Oyata. Any Oyata clan had guarantee of getting new house and fertile land. The Contomas were those who were not from the clan of Oyata. They suffered a lot and used to give what they had including their houses and wives too. If an Oyata young person wants to marry he had to marry Oyata lady. There was much more connection with the rule of Dagoye with the Oromo. Dagoye instituted the Gadaa system which has differences from the Gadaa system practiced by the Oromo.