Tribes and Cultures

Ethiopia represents a remarkable mosaic of humanity. The latest census lists 94 different ethnic groups, speaking over 70 languages between them, with representatives of the Semitic, Cushtic, Omotic and Nilo-Saharan language families.

The largest diversity of ethnic groups is in the south, particularly in the Lower Rift Valley and the South Omo Valley.

Here, in these isolated regions, the tribes had little contact, even with the rest of Ethiopia, until the past few decades.

The groups have maintained unique traditions, seen today in their rituals, dances, crafts, foods, and adornments.

Omo

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