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Omo Valley Tribes

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Ethiopia's Omo Valley Tribes

The Omo River Valley in southern Ethiopia is undoubtedly one of the most unique regions in the world. Within this small geographic area reside at least 30 distinct ethno-linguistic groups, whose lifestyles, until very recently, did not vary much from those of their ancestors. Elaborate body painting, scarification, women with clay lip plates, elaborate headdresses of clay and feathers help distinguish one tribe from one another. This part of Ethiopia, extending into northern Kenya, is incredible for both its cultural diversity and the isolation of its inhabitants for centuries past. As influences from the outside world inevitably encroach on this fascinating land, the people of the Omo Valley will face many challenges regarding their culture and way of life.

Dorze People

Near the town of Arba Minch is the home of the Dorze people, respected for their weaving skills and for their beehive shaped homes. The homes, made from bamboo and leaves from the local Enset plant can be as tall at 10 meters and last for over 50 years. As termites destroy the base of the home, the residents will pick up the entire structure and move it to a different location. A small home indicates its older age.

One of the best ways to meet and learn about the various tribes is to wander through one of the weekly markets where various tribes gather to trade and barter. The Thursday market in Key Afar and the Tuesday market at Alduba are among the most interesting.
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