Afar (or Danakil) are a tribal people who reside principally in the Danakil Desert in the Afar Region of Ethiopia and in Eritrea and Djibouti. ...more on Wikipedia about "Afar people"
The Agaw are a people of Ethiopia. They are mostly bilingual, speaking both Agaw languages (a subgroup of the Cushitic languages), as well as Amharic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agaw"
Ajuran (or Ajuuraan) is a Somali clan. It is sometimes considered a subset of the Hawiye clan, and viewed by others as a separate clan family unto itself. The Ajuran live throughout the Horn of Africa, and may be found in Somalia, eastern Ethiopia, and northwest Kenya. The Ajuran are best known in Somali history for establishing the Gareen dynasty based in Qalaafo (now part of Ethiopia). The Gareen dynasty ruled parts of East Africa from the 16th to the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ajuran"
Amhara (አማራ) is an ethnicity of people in the central highlands of Ethiopia, numbering about 21 million, making up around 30% of the country's population (estimates differ). They speak Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, and dominate the country's political and economic life. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amhara (ethnicity)"
The Anuak are a river people whose villages are scattered along the banks and rivers of southeastern Sudan and western Ethiopia, in the region of Gambela. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anuak"
The Beta Israel (or "House of Israel"), known by outsiders by the term Falasha ("exiles" or "strangers"), a term that they consider to be pejorative, are Jews of Ethiopian origin. Under the provisions of Israel's " Law of Return" ( 1950), over 90,000 (over 80%) of them have emigrated to Israel, most notably during Operation Moses and Operation Solomon, but also continuing until the present time. The related Falash Mura are Ethiopian Jews who converted to Christianity in the past, but have since returned to Judaism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Beta Israel"
The Borana are an East African ethnic group located in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. They are a nomadic people, but recently some of them started to take up agriculture. The Borana are one of the most ancient sections of the Oromo people, and represent one of the two halves of the original Oromos (the other half being the Barentu). ...more on Wikipedia about "Borana"
Darod ( Somali: Daarood) is a Somali clan named after their ancestor of Yemenite origin, Abdul Rahmen Ishmail Jaberti, who was said to have migrated to the coast of Somalia around 1200 CE. He was later said to have married a Dir woman in what is presently northern Somalia. His popular Arabic nickname Darod, ("the blessed") became the clan name for all his descendents. ...more on Wikipedia about "Darod"
Dir is a Somali clan whose members live in northern Somalia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dir (clan)"
The Gadabuursi (or Sheik Samaroon) tribe is one of the main northern Somali clans. They are descended from Sheikh Samaroon who suffered a devastating defeat against Amharic invaders from Ethiopia who conquered the Somalis in 1432 AD. The Gadabuursi's ancestral homeland of Amuud was destroyed. Recent archaeological excavations suggest up to 50,000 homes were destroyed. According to Adal legends, Imam Said Samaroon, the founder of the Gadabuursi clan, was a famous general in the army of Ahmed Gragn, who is said to be Gadabuursi or Dir himself. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gadabuursi"
The Garre are a Somali clan that live in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. The are sub clan of Digil-Mirifle clan family of Somalia. They are mainly pastorals, with camel raising being an especially popular livelihood. Most of them speak the Garre language as a mother tongue; others speak Maay. ...more on Wikipedia about "Garre"
Gumus are part of the Shankella group of tribes, living in the mountainous district of Fazogli on the Sudan- Ethiopian frontier, and are described as " negroes" by the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. According to that source, they live in independent groups, some being mountaineers while others are settled on the banks of the Blue Nile. The Gumus are nature-worshippers, God and the sun being synonymous. On ceremonial occasions they carry parasols of honor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gumus"
The Gurage are an ethnic group in Ethiopia. They inhabit a sparsely fertile, semi-mountains region in southwest Ethiopia, about 150 miles southwest of Addis Ababa. The tribal district to which they belong extends to the Awash River in the north, the Ghibie ( Omo River) to the southwest, and in the east, Lake Zway. The Gurage ethnic group is made up of three distinct groups: Northern, Eastern and Western. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gurage"
Habaryounis is one of the smallest subclans of the Isaaq clan. Its members inhabit the western and southern portions of the Togdheer Region in self-declared Somaliland. They also inhabit Ethiopia's Somali Region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Habaryounis"
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Although it is sometimes used in reference to Ethiopians and Eritreans in general, the term Habesha (or Abesha) refers to the Semitic-speaking Amhara, Gurage and Tigrayan ethnic groups of those countries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Habesha"
The Hammer are a tribal people in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. They live in Hammer Wareda (a wareda is an administrative subdivision). They are largely pastoralists, and their culture places a high value of cattle. The Assistant Administrator of Hammer Wareda Ato Imnet Gashab commented that only six tribal members have ever completed secondary education. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hammer (tribe)"
The Hawiye (or Hawiya) tribe is a Somali clan. They live mostly in central and southern Somalia, but also in smaller numbers in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Hawiye descended from Irir Samaale, a common ancestor to Somalis. Human Rights Watch indicates that Hawiye is the largest Somali clan, while the Canadian Report of the Somalia Commission of Inquiry states that Darod is the largest Somali clan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hawiye"
Majeerteen is a Somali sub- clan, part of the Harti group of the Darod clan. The Majeerteen primarily inhabit the Puntland region, along with southwestern Somalia, the city of Kismayo, and the Ogaden area in Ethiopia. The tribe is about 50,000 strong, not including related the Harti clans Dhulbahante and Warsangelis, who inhabit the Sool and Sanaag regions, respectively. ...more on Wikipedia about "Majeerteen"
The Mursi (or Murzu) are a Sub-Saharan African nomadic cattle herder tribe located in the Omo valley in southwestern Ethiopia, close to the Sudanese border. The estimated population of the Mursi is around 3900. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mursi"
The Nuer are a confederation of tribes located in Southern Sudan and western Ethiopia. Collectively, the Nuer form one of the largest ethnic groups in East Africa. They are one of the very few African groups that successfully fended off colonial powers in the early 1900s. They are a pastoral people that rely on cows for almost every aspect of their daily lives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nuer"
The Oromo are an African ethnic group found in Ethiopia and to a lesser extent Kenya. They are the largest single ethnic group in Ethiopia, numbering around 24 million or approximately 32% of the population. Their native language is the Oromo language, or Afan Oromo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oromo"
The Qemant are a small ethnic group in Ethiopia, who, despite their close historical and ethnic relationship, should not be confused with the Beta Israel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Qemant"
The Rer Bare (or Rerebere, Adona) are a tribe in Ethiopia's eastern Ogaden region on the Shabele River, near Somalia, who currently speak Somali. According to the Ethnologue, "it is uncertain if they spoke a different language earlier"; if so, it is extinct. It seems to have been first mentioned in print by Lionel Bender in 1975: ...more on Wikipedia about "Rer Bare"
Sidama is an ethnic group whose population lives primarily in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sidama"
The Somalis are an ethnic group indigenous to the Horn of Africa. These people are of African heritage. They speak the Somali language, which is part of the Afroasiatic language family (subgroup: Cushitic) and is thus related to the Oromo, Sidamo, Afar, Agaw, and Beja languages and also Arabic language. There are between 10 and 20 million ethnic Somalis, principally concentrated in Somalia (over 8 million), Ethiopia (3-5 million), Djibouti (250,000), northeast Kenya (240,000) and an unknown but large number living in non-east African countries, primarily the United States and northern Europe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Somali people"
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