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PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia has 87 different ethnic groups live together; socially organized on a federal basis. The three most numerous ethnic groups that have had a preponderant role in the national history are the Amhara, the Tigray and the Oromo. Among these, the Amhara were in power until a few years ago and their language, Amharic, is the official national language of Ethiopia. In the present government all three ethnic groups are represented.

The Other ethnic groups are the Gurage and Sidamo, dwelling in the western and southwestern territories respectively.

Toward the borders with Eritrea and Djibouti, in a half independent position, amongst the deserts of Danakil lives the Afar, a half nomadic people which has almost entirely converted to Islam.

Along the banks of Omo River there are several animistic peoples: the Nyangatom, the Karo, the Dassanech, the Bodi, the Mursi, the Surma, the Erbore, the Hamer...

They have lived isolated until a few years ago and have preserved their own lifestyle practically intact up to the present. Most of these peoples express their creativity and their aesthetic sensibility by painting their body and by creating fancy hair-dressings. Towards the west, near the Sudan borders live the Annuak and Nuer peoples. They are tall and famous for their beauty, and customarily decorate their body with incisions in their flesh aimed at forming decorative patterns on the skin.

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