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Ethiopia Written By Jake Scholl . Blue Nile Falls. Table of Contents. Page 1 Map+Location Page 2 Ethiopia's Timeline Page 3 Ethiopia's Regions and UNIQUE Resources Page 4 Government and Currency Page 5 Religious Beliefs and Places of Worship Page 6 Customs and Celebrations Page 7 Shelter

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table of contents
Table of Contents

Page 1 Map+Location

Page 2 Ethiopia's Timeline

Page 3 Ethiopia's Regions and UNIQUE Resources

Page 4 Government and Currency

Page 5 Religious Beliefs and Places of Worship

Page 6 Customs and Celebrations

Page 7 Shelter

Page 8 Family Life

Page 9 Values

Page 10 Food

Page 11 Clothing

Page 12 Entertainment, hobbies, sports

Page 13 Glossary

Page 14 Index

Page 15 Bibliography

ethiopian history timeline
1889 - Menelik the II becomes Emperor.

1896 - Ethiopian army defeats invading Italians at the battle of Adwa.

1930 - Emperor Haile Selassie I comes to power.

1977 - War with Somila

1982 - The government attacked the liberation movement Eritrea

1988 - Ethiopia becomes a Socialist Republic. 

1991 - The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) topples the Derg regime.

1993 - Eritrea becomes          independent.

1994 - Ethiopia adopts a Constitution. 

2000 - Border war with Eritrea ends in a peace treaty.

EthiopianHistory Timeline
ethiopia s regions

                            Small amounts of gold

Ethiopia's Regions

Natural Resources



government and currency
Government and Currency

Currency: In Ethiopia money is called "birr". 

One birr  = 100 US cents or one US dollar. 

Birr banknotes are: 1's, 5's, 10's, 50's & 100's birr

Government: In 1991 Ethiopia became the "Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Ethiopian President Girma Wolde Giorgis

religious beliefs and places of worship
Religious Beliefs and Places of Worship

Religion in Ethiopia





African traditional religions




A Mosque in Ethiopia

customs and celebrations
Customs and Celebrations

Customs: Victory of Adwa day- the day when Ethiopia won the war against the Italians. 


January 7th - Christmas

January 19th - Epiphany

September 27th - The Feast of the True Cross- when a group of Ethiopian with torches come to the city burning down the duplicate of the "Cross" to find which is the real one.


    In Ethiopia some people live in cities and then some people live in towns. Most people live on country-sides not urban areas.

    What are the houses are made out of?: In Ethiopia a house would not be filled with TVs everywhere and indoor hot tubs. The culture in Ethiopia people like it nice and calm with no electricity and the walls painted and the roof made out of straw, but they do use stone that a lot of countries use.

This is an Ethiopian house.  

family life
Family Life

Families in Ethiopia make things together for their homes like: baskets, carpets and blankets.  Sometimes they sell these materials to get money for the family.  The boys learn to hunt from their dads and the girls learn gardening and cooking from their moms.

Families play instruments together like the negarit which is a metal or wooden drum with a stretched animal hide. The negarit is performed for celebrations, but has also been used to communicate messages in times of war and distress.  

They also play the massinko which is similar to a guitar but smaller.


    In Ethiopia dancing is very popular. People would prefer to dance all day every day! Dancing is entertainment, sometimes big groups of people dance together.  Ethiopians like to watch the news for entertainment! A lot of people watch the news because they want to know what the weather will be.

    Running is huge in Ethiopia also! There are a lot of marathons that happen. Now that is a sport to watch! 

    These are Ethiopian Dancers.


    In Ethiopia everybody falls in love with spicy food. There's  a whole ton of spicy food.  

Some foods that a lot of people like are: goorsha, berbere, injera, a spicy chicken called Fit-fit, and coffee.

The image below is 


 It's SPICY!


        In Ethiopia, there are many types of clothing. There are certain styles of clothing for different occasions.  You should   wear a poncho when you prey in places of worship. You have to be in dress coat when there are holidays going on like "Black Friday." Black Friday is the day when Jesus died.

      When you go out in the wild to work you have to dress properly, so when it is the summer time some people wear jewelry. When it is cold outside you still go out . You always have to go outside and there is always something to do.  

    They would usually wear long sleeve shirts, pants and they would sometimes wear shoes.

entertainment hobbies and sports
Entertainment, Hobbies, and Sports

    For entertainment people like to play music. A instrument the Ethiopians use are called massinkos! A guitar but much smaller. A lot of people like to play and sing at the same time with the back-round players. 

    The sport running (or cross- country) a lot of people do because there are a lot of people from Ethiopia that go to run in the Olympics. 


Heinrichs, Ann. Ethiopia. New York: Children's, 2005. Print 

Ashenafi Gudeta, Betelhem Abate, Ataklti Mulu, Dama Boru,E Is for Ethiopia. London: Frances Lincoln Children's, 2010. Print.


Baboon:  A terrestrial monkey.

Celebrations: An act of celebrating.

Currency: Something that is used of a medium of exchange, money.

Customs: Habits or usages collectively; convention.

Government: The form of system rule by witch a state, community, ect.

Hobbies: An activity or interest pursed for relaxation and not as a main      occupation.

Liberation:  The act or fact of gaining equal rights or full of social economic, opportunities for a particular group.

Natural Resources: The natural wealth of a country,consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, ect. 

Regions: A part of the earth's surface of considerable and usually infinite extent. 

Shelter:  A dwelling place or home considered as a refuge from the elements.


Baboon: Page 9

Celebrations: Page 7

Currency: Page 5

Customs: Page 7

Government: Page 5 

Hobbies: Page 13

Liberation: Page 3

Natural Resources: Page 4

Regions: Page 4

Shelter: Page 8