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Lara,Ameena,and Soroush's Powerpoint on Ethiopia

  1. 1. Ethiopia By: Lara, Soroush, Ameena
  2. 2. Geography of the area <ul><li>-Ethiopia is the world's 27th-largest country, after Colombia. </li></ul><ul><li>-The major part of Ethiopia lies on the horn of Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>-Sudan to the west, Djibouti and Eritrea to the north, Somalia to the east, and Kenya to the south. </li></ul><ul><li>-in the northeastern region of Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Deforestation is a major concern for Ethiopia, loss of forest brings to loss of nutrients and loss of animal habitats. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Religion <ul><li>-The main religion in Ethiopia are Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Paganism. </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of Ethiopians are Muslim. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 40% of Ethiopians are Muslims. </li></ul><ul><li>The Christians in Ethiopia were mostly Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Ethiopians claim to have Jewish ancestors who were forced to convert to Ethiopian Orthodox. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of those people are pursuing immigration to Israel. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Culture <ul><li>-The best known Ethiopian cooking consists of various vegetable or meat side dishes. </li></ul><ul><li>-It is forbidden for Ethiopians to eat pork or shellfish </li></ul><ul><li>-They usually eat from the same big dish in the center of the table with a group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>-Often, a woman will cover her head with a shash , a cloth that is tied at the neck. </li></ul><ul><li>-Ethiopia's most popular sport is Athletics, in which they win many medals for in the Olympic Games. </li></ul><ul><li>-The official language of Ethiopia is Amharic. This is spoken by about 27 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>- Most Ethiopians are farmers and herders. But deforestation, drought, and soil degradation have caused crop failures and famine during the past few decades; seven million people face starvation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Culture <ul><li>-Traditional clothes in Ethiopia are made from traditional cloth called yahager lebs (clothes of the countryside), which is made of cotton and woven together in long stripes. </li></ul><ul><li>-It takes about two to three weeks to make enough cloth for a dress. </li></ul><ul><li>-Men wear pants and a knee-long shirt with a white collar, and a sweater. Men as well as women wear shawls. </li></ul><ul><li>-Women's dresses are called habesha qemis . The dresses are usually white with some color on the bottom. </li></ul><ul><li>-Bracelets and necklaces from silver and gold are worn on arms and feet to complete the look. </li></ul><ul><li>-Often, a woman will cover her head with a shash , a cloth that is tied at the neck. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Natural Resources/Ethnic group <ul><li>Ethiopia has small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas </li></ul><ul><li>Oromo 40%, Amhara and Tigre 32%, Sidamo 9%, Shankella 6%, Somali 6%, Afar 4%, Gurage 2%, other 1% </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2 Significant Rulers <ul><li>Salomon III: </li></ul><ul><li>-He was the emperor of Ethiopia 1796-1797. </li></ul><ul><li>-He was part of Solomonic Dynasty ad did not rule for a very long time. </li></ul><ul><li>-Salomon was the son Tekle Haymanot. </li></ul><ul><li>-He was a rival of emperor Tekele Giyogris. </li></ul><ul><li>- Salomon was forced to flee Gondar, and took refuge in Axum. </li></ul><ul><li>Demetros: </li></ul><ul><li>-he ruled from 1799-1801. </li></ul><ul><li>-He was the son of Arqedewos. </li></ul><ul><li>-Emperor Demetros died by the time of Salts vist to northeren Ethiopia in 1809/1810. </li></ul><ul><li>-Demetros was desposed in 1800 in favor of Tekele Giyogris and was restored to the throne for a year after Tekele Giyogris disposal. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who are the people <ul><li>There are about 76,511,880 people in Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>About 2.7% of the people are ages 65% and above. </li></ul>