In urban areas such as Addis Ababa many peopleware wear western – style clothing. The Ethiopiansthat live in the highlands wear the shamma which isa traditional robe of white cotton with brightlycoloured borders. Pastoral peoples of the lowlandsoften wear leather clothes and bead or shelljewellery. The people of the Harer region wearcolourful garments and thin veils. Harer is a desertcity, located northwest of the Ogaden Desert.
The meat they eat is:The fruit & vegetables the eat are:Chicken parsley LemonsLamb OnionsPepperoni Melons The drinks they have are:Beef Tomatoes soda water mild beer For sweets they have: white wineFor dairy they have: Biscuits Coffee (Bunna)Cottage cheese PancakesEggsYogurt Butter
The Blue Nile RiverThe Blue Nile River is the largest river in Ethiopia. The Blue Nileriver starts at Lake Tana in northern Ethiopia and flows throughand joins with The White Nile in Sudan.Ethiopian HighlandsThe Ethiopian Highlands is split into two, western and easternhighlands. Mount Ras Dashen is in the western highlands, whichis Ethiopia’s highest peak. The Great Rift Valley is in between theeastern and western highlands. The lowlands west of thehighlands are dry, and the eastern Lowlands contain deserts.The Great Rift ValleyThe Rift Valley is a deep trench that runs through. This valleyincludes The Danakil Depression, which is a large triangulardesert that borders Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Festivals & HolidaysMany of Ethiopia’s holidays involve religious festivals.The most important holiday is Timkat, which is theFeast of Epiphany. Timkat celebrates the baptism ofJesus and is on January 19.The ArtsIn Ethiopia their art is mainly religious based. The wallsof churches and public buildings are covered in the artthat they do. The religious art is meant to inspire thepeople who are not able to read religious books.
Music & DancingBoth music and dancing is important in Ethiopia. Music anddancing was performed at festivals and gatheringsespecially in country villages. It was also performed atspecial events, such as weddings which feature traditionaldances.SportsSoccer is Ethiopia’s most popular sport. Other favouriteinclude basketball and tennis. There are also a fewtraditional sports, like Ganna. Ganna is kind of field hockey.Another is Guks (Googs)which is a game played on a horse.
Each state has it’s own president. Ethiopia’sofficial name is the Federal Democratic Republicof Ethiopia. Which means it is a Democraticcountry. Ethiopia has a few main politicalparties, such as AAPO,CAFPD and EDU. All thosepolitical parties stand for things, like EthiopianDemocratic Union. There are also heaps ofsmaller political parties. The whole country isrun by a prime minister. Ethiopia’s primeminister is Meles Zenawi.
Ethiopian Seasons• Kiremt or Meher (Summer) - June, July and August are the summer seasons. Heavy rain falls in these three months.• Tseday (Spring) - September, October and November are the spring seasons sometime known as the harvest season.• Bega (Winter) - December, January and February are the dry season with frost in morning, specially in January.• Belg (Autumn) - March, April and May are the autumn season with some showers. May is the hottest month in Ethiopia.• Different areas in Ethiopia have different climates. The lowlands have the average temperature of 28 Celsius. The highlands and the south western part of the Great Rift Valley are cooler. There average temperature is 16 Celsius.
In Ethiopia coffee (Bunna) is the most importantcrop they produce. Farmers also grow wheat,barley, cotton and sugarcane. Recently, miningresources such as gold, platinum and copper hasbeen growing part of Ethiopia’seconomy. They export coffee,oil seeds, flowers, vegetables and sugar. Coffee makes 90 percentof the country exports.
Ethiopia is the 27thlargest country in theworld. Around CapitalEthiopia is Kenya, CitySomalia, Sudan andEritrea. Ethiopia is inAfrica. Addis Ababa isthe capital city ofEthiopia. Ethiopia is inthe horn of Africa.
Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of EthiopiaCapital: Addis Ababa Population: 646 million Highest point: Mount Ras Dashen (4,620 feet) Currency: Birr Prime Minister: Meles Zenawi
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