Ethiopia<br />By Elizabeth Brown, Naomi Martinez, Rachel Auerbach, and Elizabeth Lakew <br />
Ethiopia<br /> Ethiopia is a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa. Officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is the second-most populous nation in Africa with over 79.2.<br />
Ethiopia<br /> Besides being an ancient country, Ethiopia is one of the oldest sites of human existence known to scientists today, having yielded some of humanity's oldest traces. Some of the earliest roots of humanity are buried in the rift valley. "Lucy " the oldest direct human ancestor ever found (3.5 Million years old )was unearthed in Hadar .<br />
Did you know?<br />Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia. <br />
Ethiopia<br />More than 1,000 years ago, a goat herder by the name of Kaldi observed his goats behaving in abnormally exuberant manner, skipping, rearing on their hindlegs and bleating loudly. He noticed they were eating the bright red berries that grew on the green bushes nearby.Today those self-same berries, dried, roasted and ground, have become the world’s second most popular non-alcoholic beverage after tea. The Ethiopian province where they first blossomed Kaffa gave its name to coffee.<br />
Basic phrases and greeting<br />Seh-LAHM – Hello<br />Seh-LAHM nesh way? – How are you/Are you at peace?<br />SIH mesh mahn no? – What is your name?<br />SIH may ___ My name is ___<br />
Capital of Ethiopia - Addis Ababa<br />Addis Ababa means "New Flower“<br />Addis Ababa (2400 meters above sea level), the capital city of Ethiopia , is the deplomatic capital of Africa.<br />
Amharic <br />Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own language that can be expressed both in spoken and written form-Amharic. And a different church /religious language (Ge'ez)that can also be expressed both in spoken and written form proving that the country was one of the most civilized ancient nation in the time of the Greeks.<br />
Amharic<br /> Ethiopia as a multi ethnic state is often known as a mosaic of language and culture: more than 83 languages and 200 dialects are spoken through out the country.<br />Our alphabet have 119 characters not 26. <br />
HaileSelassie<br />Haileselassie the last Ethiopian Emperor is also considered emperor of Rastafarians in Jamaica. In fact Rastafarians take their names from the emperor's first title "RasTeferi " Meaning prince Teferi.<br />“Observe that anyone who dies for his country is a fortunate man, but death takes what it wants, indiscriminately, in peace-time as well as in war. It is better to die with freedom than without it.”<br />
Lalibela<br />Ethiopia is famous in rock art. The single tallest monument ever raised by humanity in the BCS is found in the country. Especially in the northern part many churches are not built , they are carved out of a mountain of rock. The famous Lalibela , which consists of about eleven rock churches networked with each other ,is believed to be the 8th world wonder. <br />This church was carved out by one rock.<br />
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