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  • Dallol Depression and Ert Ale Volcano
  • Aincient historical site St George Lalibela Church
  • Endemic animals of Ethiopia
  • Semen and Bale Mountain
  • Northern Historical Destinations
  • More thanj 80 differnet ethnic groups of Ethiopia
  • Bird Watchers Details

Welcome to Ethiopia

Gondar

Gondar Gonder was the 17th Century capital of Ethi...

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Axum

Axum In its day,  was a great commercial centre,...

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Lalibela

Lalibela A  medieval settlement in the Lasta area of W...

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Debre Damo

Debre Damo Some 76 Kilometers from Axum is the monastery...

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People & Ethnic Groups

Image 3 Ethiopia's population is highly diverse. Most of its people speak a Semitic or Cushitic language. The Oromo, Amhara, and Tigreans make up more than three-fourths of the population, but there are more than 80 different ethnic groups within Ethiopia. Some of these have as few as 10,000 members. English is the most widely spoken foreign language and is taught in all secondary schools. Amharic was the language of primary school instruction but has been replaced in many areas by local languages such as Oromifa and Tigrinya.

Religion

Christian 62.8% (Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%, Protestant 19.3% (P'ent'ay and Ethiopian Orthodox Tehadeso Church), Catholic 0.9%), Muslim 33.9%, Traditional 2.6%.

Ethnographic subdivisions

Oromo 35.1%, Amhara 26,9%, Tigray 6.2%, Somali 6.0%, Gurage 4.3%, Sidama 3.4%, Wolayta 2%, Afar 2%, Hadiya 2%, Gamo 1% (smaller groups are listed at Category:Ethnic groups in Ethiopia)

Languages

Languages of Ethiopia
Amharic 32.7% (Official Language), Oromigna 31.6%, Tigrinya 6.1%, Somali 6.0%, Guragigna 3.5%, Sidamo 3.5%, other local languages; Arabic, English (major foreign language taught in schools), Italian (only spoken by white minority).

Religion

Christian 61.6% (Ethiopian Orthodox 50.6%, Protestant 10.1% (P'ent'ay and Ethiopian Orthodox Tehadeso Church), Catholic 0.9%), Muslim 32.8%, Traditional 5.6%.

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Gondar

Gondar Gonder was the 17th Century capital of Ethiopia, and is notable for its medieval Castles and churches. The City's unique imperial compound contains ...

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Axum

Axum In its day,  was a great commercial centre, issuing its own currency and trading with Egypt, Arabia, Persia, India and even Ceylon. The settlement w...

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Lalibela

Lalibela A  medieval settlement in the Lasta area of Wallo, lies at the centre of an extensive complex of rock churches. Some can be reached by one or two hour...

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Debre Damo

Debre Damo Some 76 Kilometers from Axum is the monastery of Debre Damo ( closed to Women), which is said to have the oldest existing intact church in Ethiopia. L...

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