​Culture~ a way of life that disinguishes a people, for example government, language, religion, customs, and beliefs.

Social groups~ Men are responsible for providing for the family and for dealing with family contact outside the homes.
Women are responsible for domestic work and looking after the children. Parents are stricter with their daughters then with their
sons. This is because they want to find good husbands for their daughters and to do that she needs to be a lady.
(below) this is a typical ethiopian family
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Dating and marraige~The fiance of the bride must buy the daughter form her father with a gift of food, since this is a poor country the food could be a single oreo or ritz cracker.
Dating and marraige for christianity~ Parents often arrange marraige with the bride and groom with great nogotiation; The bride must be a virgin when marraige takes place; incest is forbidden; The parents invesigate five years of generation to make sure there is no blood line.
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Religion~Christianity- They believe in fasting: don't eat meat and dairy products there are certain day that you fast.
Jodasim~ refuse to accept christianity and continued to practice the old testament.
Islam~ Introduced in 615 AD. They beleive in only one god.
Paganism~ eco-friendly and strongly empasises equality of the sexes.
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(above) bole church in Ethiopia

Language~ (below) This is a picture of the ethiopian alphabet. The ethiopian alpabet consist of 209 symbols plus 25 letter variants, not including numbers or punctuation. The ethiopian official language is called Amheric.
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Traditions~
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Omo girl from Ethiopia (above)
This is what Ethiopians call a lip plate. A girl’s lower lip is cut, by her mother or by another woman of her settlement, when she reaches the age of 15 or 16. The cut is held open by a wooden plug until the wound heals. It appears to be up to the individual girl to decide how far to stretch the lip, by inserting progressively larger plugs over a period of several months. Some, but by no means all, girls persevere until their lips can take plates of 12 centimetres or more in diameter. In Africa fat women and women with lip plates are very attractive. They also say it brings luck to the husband if he marries someone with a lip plate, as in they will have better live stock and great wealth. It also sumbolizes commitment to their husband and their culture.

Activities~
Karo warrior Ethiopia
Karo warrior Ethiopia

For the Ethiopian people, art is a cherished art form, as well as part of their culture. They spend a lot of their time doing this, no face is unattended. Since they dont have mirrors, they often work in groups painting on each others faces, arms and legs instead of using canvases.

Music~This is a famous Ethiopian music video created by Temesgen Gebregziabeher. This music video is called alayim kanchi lela, (ሲያ ሲያ ቢዬሼ) witch means " he he trips " Temasgen Gebregziabeher is the lead singer. He also has five other people in the group.




















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A masenko (above) is a common played instrument in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia they don't have a lot of leisure time because they are busy earning a living and making sure that their families are fed clothed and housed. Their religion has influenced painting, architecture and music for centuries. Soccer and distance running are among the popular sports. Most sport equipment needs to be imported which is too expensive for the average Ethiopian.
Food~
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The two best words to describe Ethiopian food are hot and spicy. One of the most common ingredients in all their food is a spice called berbere. Wat is a spicy stew accompanied by injera. Injera is a large spongy pancake made of teff, flour, and water. Teff is unique to the country, and is grown in the ethiopian highlands.

Extra~ Ethiopian flag
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The Flag of Ethiopia is a flag that was adopted on February 6, 1996. The three traditional colours (green, yellow and red)
The colored stripes on the Ethiopian flag are significant - the red stripe stands for power, faith and blood; the yellow symbolizes the church, peace, natural wealth and love; and the green represents the land and hope. The colors were also interpreted to have a connection to the Holy Trinity, and the three main provinces of Ethiopia. The star represents unity of the people and the races that make up Ethiopia. The five rays on the outside of the star represent prosperity and the blue disk represents peace. Interesting fact is some times black is added to the flag to represent the african people. Did you know that Ethiopia is the oldest independent African state?
The capital Addis ababaof Ethiopia is; Addis Ababa
Population: 84,734,262 and still going up

BibliographyCultures of the world Ethiopia (book)Google search (website)