The bodi peoples The Bodi have annual ceremony of Glorifying Fat, which takes place ever year mostly in June and July.which is considered as the beginning of the New Year, and they perform traditional music. This festival shows of the wealth and prosperity of the society and makes the winner respected by all. The life

The Surma People The Surma used to be nomadic pastoralists, but now depend on substance cultivation of sorghum and maize. The most famous tradition the Surma is ‘Donga’ or stick fighting. At a certain age, they must face each other with long wooden clubs (donga), around two meters in length and whose ends have phallic

Nyangatom The Nyangatom also known as Bume, the Nyangatom (Bume) belong to the Nilo Saharan linguistic group. Nyangatom(Bume) women are known for their enormous bead necklaces and for their use red ochre in their hairdo. Ornamentation of the women is designed not only for beauty, but also to assert the woman’s social status. The number,

Karo people The Karo people, who live in the Southern Omo Zone or Omo Valley, are a small group only about 1000 people. The Karo are considered the master of body painting in which they engage when preparing for a dance feast or celebration. They are physically attractive because of their elaborate body decoration and

Dassenetch The Dassenetch tribe or Geleb occupy land on both sides of the Omo River. The Dassanech are known all concern the same people. The most important ritual of Dassanetch is the So-called dime. The daughter is most important in the dimi ceremony. The whole population of a tribal section attends this ceremony where, for

The Mursi Tribe The Mursi peoples are cattle hardier and cultivators & live in the lower valley of the river Omo. The Mursi are renowned for the strange customs followed by their women who are reaching maturity have their lower lips slit and circular clay inserted. The plates made from mud (reddish or black) or

The Tsemay The Tsemay are personally located in the southern region, with no more than 10,000 people. In rural areas of Ethiopia, girls are mostly requiring to keep their virginity until they get married Nevertheless this custom is not generalized throughout the county. The Tsemay can engage in premarital relations, and amongst youngsters having sexual

The Hamer peoples The Hamer peoples are specially known for their remarkable hair style and body decoration. After killing a dangerous animal or enemy, the men are allowed to wear a clay hair bun with some large ostrich feathers. Also famous is the ceremony of the Bull Jumping: young men who have reached the age

Konso The Konso People, who live east of the Omo Valley, are specially famous for their wooden grave monuments (Waga’s). They have succeeded to earn their living from the dry land around them by constructing ingenious terraces of stones. Their fields and terraces are also surrounded by stone walls as a defense against cattle, floods

The Dorze People The Dorze People are famous for their beehive huts all. It is measures as long as 12m with a central pillar carrying the whole load of the tukul. It then woven with bamboo in vertical and horizontal styles. The down word nature of the structure is to resist the torrential rainfall of