2. Facts Ethiopia’s is capital Addis Ababa. The population is 82 million. Ethiopia’s religions are Ethiopia Orthodox Cristian, Mumlim and Protestant. Their climate is temperate in highlands and hot in the lowlands.
3. More facts The languages in Ethiopia are Tigrinya, Arabic, Guaragigna, Oromifa, Somali and English. The natural resources are: Potash, salt, gold, copper, platinum and natural gas. Ethiopians grow coffee, cereals, pulses, oil seeds and khat. Some of the industry in Ethiopia are textiles, processed foods and cement.
4. FoodIt is a tradition for Ethiopians to eat with therehands. They don’t use plates! They use injeraas a plate which is bread made with teff flourwhich is unique to Ethiopia.Injera is flat like a pancake. They tear it offand wrap it around the food when eating it.Ethiopians love there spices. One of theremost famous dishes is Wat which is like a stewmade with a varitie of meats and vegtables.
5. DrinksA favourite drink of theEthiopians is Bunna. (coffee)Bunna is drunk in Ethiopia ina very unique way known as aBunna ceremony. First thecoffee is roasted thengrounded and placed in aJebena (coffee pot) withboiling water. When its readyits served in tiny cups.
6. Clothes The Ethiopian tradition costume is called netella. It is made from woven cotton. Tribes in the south and west of the country where different clothes that remind them of their own tradition. Some tribes partially cover their bodies with leather but others do not wear any clothes at all, decorating their faces and bodies with distinctive images.
7. AnimalsSome of Ethiopia’sanimals are theEthiopian Wolf,giant mole-rat,Giraffe, Baboon,Mountain Nyala andsevral cat.
8. The FamineEthiopia’s Famine lasted for oneyear, 1984 till 1985. It was caused bydrought, estimated to have killed morethan one million people. Like Ireland theeconomy is based on agriculture, sowhen this fails well its rock-bottom. Firstthe cattle died, then the crops and thenthe people.
9. Abebe BikilaAbebe Bikila was born in 1932 in a town calledJato in Ethiopia. Abebe spent his childhood asa shepherd and a student .In 1954 he marriedJane Yewibdar and had four childern. In theRome Olympics he was the first African towin an Olympic Medal and set a worldrecorded of 02.16.2 . From that day on it gotbetter and better for Abebe Bikila.
10. Mamo WoldeMamo was born in the village of DreDele in Ethiopia. Mamo qualified for theEthiopian Olympics team for theMelbourne Olympics in 1962. In 1986Mamo won a gold medal in the Olympic1000 meter race. That was the start ofMamo Wolde’s success.