Ethiopia 2015. The Caravan of Love. Marc Vella.

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Ethiopia. Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region. Karat village. Konso tribe. A sign for tourist indications. Word in english and amharic. Konso villages are located on hilltops and are split up into communities, with each community having a main hut. In order to enter a Konso village, people must pass through a gate and a series of alleys. 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