Omo Valley Tribes

Omo Valley Tribes

Surma Tribe

Surma Tribe

Surma TribeTravel, Visit, Discover Suri, Surma, TribesSurma, “Suri” is the self-name of a little-known group of agro-pastorals/cultivators straddling the borderland of southwestern Ethiopia and Sudan. They show some historical and cultural affinities with the Nilotic peoples in neighboring Sudan; they are also related to the Ethiopian Mursi and especially the Me’en, other “tribal” groups in…

Karo Tribes

Karo Tribes

Karo Tribes Karo (also Cherre, Kere, Kerre) is an Omotic language spoken in the   South Omo River  of Ethiopia. Karo is described as being closely related to its neighbors, Hamer and Banna, with a lexical similarity of 81%, and is considered a dialect of Hamer. The Karo tribes living along with the borders of…

Hamar Tribe

Hamar Tribe

Hamar Tribe The Hamar People  (also spelled Hamer) are an Omotic community inhabiting southwestern Ethiopia. They live in “Hamer woreda” (or district), a fertile part of the Omo River valley. They are largely pastorals, so their culture places a high value on cattle. They are a tribe with unique rituals such as a cattle-leaping ceremony…

Dassanech Tribe

Dassanech Tribe

Dassanech Tribe  Within the Dassenech village, it’s the women who build and take down the huts during migrations. They are semi-circular constructions with no interior divisions, made up of sticks and branches called “Miede”. The first part of the hut to be constructed is the ‘store’ – actually a small box-like structure made from reeds…

Bodi Tribes

Bodi Tribes

Bodi Tribe The Bodi People, living in a remote corner of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, southern Ethiopia, known as “The Omo Valley”.  South of the Bodi are the Mursi tribes, in Mago National park. Along the banks of the river, they grow sorghum, maize and coffee.  They live with their cattle herds and livestock that play…