According to Hallpike (1972), Konso family traditions indicate that they
are a composite people, both physically and culturally, with members originally
hailing from all the surrounding areas.
In terms of physical appearance, the Konso tend to be small and wiry, with
high cheekbones and pointed chins. Skin color ranges from reddish brown to
almost black, but is dark brown on average. Some individuals more closely
resemble the Oromo, possessing thin lips and greater stature; othe... read more +
The Hamar (also spelled Hamer)
are an Omotic community inhabiting southwestern Ethiopia. They live in Hamer
woreda (or district), a fertile part of the Omo River valley, in the Debub Omo
Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR). They
are largely pastoralists, so their culture places a high value on cattle.
The Assistant Administrator of Hamer Bena, Ato Imnet Gashab, has commented
that only seven tribal members have ever completed secondary education.
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Surma is a traditional local name for a people living in southwestern Ethiopia. It refers to the 'Suri', consisting of Chai, Tirmaga and Baale groups (self-names), politically and territorially different, but all speaking 'South East Surmic' languages within the Nilo-Saharan, like Mursi, Majangir, and Me'en.Contents [hide] 1Overview2Shared culture3History3.1Reports of displacement4Religion and beliefs5Economy6Culture6.1Stick fighting6.2Ways of life7Notes8Sources a... read more +
The Tsamai people (also spelled Tsemay, Tsamay, Tsemai, Tsamako, or Tsamakko) are an ethnic group of southwestern Ethiopia. They speak a Cushitic language called Tsamai, which is one of the Dullay languages, and thus related to the Bussa and Gawwada languages.According to the 1998 Ethiopian census, the Tsamai number 9,702. The number of speakers of the Tsamai language is 8,621, with 5,298 monolinguals. Many Tsamai use the Konso language for trade purposes.Most Tsamai live in the Bena Tsemay woreda of the De... read more +
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