There are at least two major languages; Amarigna and Oromigna, while English is the primary second language.
“ GOVERNMENT” Kaitlin Tells All
Formal Country Title: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Executive Branch similar to U.S. with Chief of State(elected), Head of Government and cabinet.
Government Continued Kaitlin Tells A Little More
Legislative Branch: House of Federation – Upper Chamber responsible for interpreting the constitution and federal-regional issues. House of People’s Representatives – Lower Chamber responsible for passing legislation.
Judicial Branch: Federal Supreme Court - recommended by the Prime Minister and appointed by the House of People’s Representatives.
“ Economics” Kaitlin Knows the Deal
Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture!
Agriculture accounts for about half of Ethiopia’s GDP, 60% of its exports and 80% of its total employment. (coffee, coffee, coffee)
Ethiopia is extremely poverty stricken (about 40% of its population below poverty line) and because their economy is so dependent on agriculture, they suffer when weather is not conducive to their crops.
The estimate GDP per capita in 2007 was $700.
Been Around a While Thoughts by Kelly
Ethiopia is 3.2 million years old and is considered the origin of mankind
It is the oldest independent country in Africa
Diverse and Religious Keep it going Kelly
Ethiopia is the size of Texas and is home to 82,544,840 people.
There are around seventy-seven known ethnic groups but most of the population is known to be part of the Tigreans, Oromo, or Amara groups.
The people of Ethiopia are nomadic or semi-nomadic.
There are three main religions in Ethiopia
Christian, Muslim, or they hold true to traditional customs
On Holiday Kelly Exclusive
January 1 New years Day
January 7 Genna the Ethipian Christmas: the birth of Christ
January 19 Timkat the Ethiopian Epiphany: baptism of Christ
march 2 Adwa Day the Cictory by menelik II over Italy in 1896
April 6 Patriot Day Celebrates the end of italian Occupation in 1941
May 1 Internatioal Labour Day
May Ethiopian Good Friday
May Fasika the Ethiopian Easter Sunday
May Idd al Fitr the end of the month of fasting for Ramadan
August Idd al Adha
August 21 Buhe
September 11 Enkutatash
September 27 Maskal-Finding of the True Cross
Say What (Language) Tell us Kelly
There are seventy-seven known ethnic groups in Ethiopia.
There are eighty-three recorded languages in Ethiopia.
There are roughly eight main spoken languages.
The official language is called Amharic and the major foreign language taught is English.
What to Wear Fashion by Kelly
Clothing depends on climate
Wear heavy cloth capes and wraparound blankets
Wear white cotton cloth
Wear trousers, a tight shirt, and a Shamma or a loose wrap.
Traditional dress: lions? mane or baboon skin headdress and brandish a hippo
Wear brightly colored cotton
Don’t forget about Ethiopian
TRADITIONAL ETHIOPIAN ARCHITECTURE: THE ROUND HUT/"TUKUL" Gabriel Explains http://www.jrs.net/reports/photoEAf/Building-tukul.JPG http://thebeltonfamily.net/Ethiopia2006/Images/tukul_b.jpg
OBELISKS Gabriel Explains Again http://amdesmastertour.com/images/axum_obelisk.jpg
Rock Carved Churches Tell it Like it is Gabriel http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sacred-destinations.com/ethiopia/images
How Different are our two cultures
Both our nations are incredibly diverse
Several different languages spoken by diverse people
Many religions and ideologies
But material wealth is obviously different and is considered part of American culture