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Ethiopia. Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region. Karat village. Konso tribe. Traditional Konso dance. Konso villages are usually fortified by a stone wall used as a defensive measure and located on hilltop. The Konso, also known as the Konzo, are a Cushitic-speaking ethnic group. Although the Konso people have many customs dating back hundreds of years, it is not uncommon for them to be seen wearing western clothing. The Omo Valley, situated in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, is home to an estimated 250,000 individuals of the Konso tribe. Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (often abbreviated as SNNPR) is one of the nine ethnic divisions of Ethiopia 7.11.15 © 2015 Didier Ruef