Bodi People

The Bodi are pastoralist living close to the Omo River in south western Ethiopia. The Bodi are Nilo-Saharan stock and pastoralist back ground. Although they do cultivate sorghum along the Omo River, their culture is very much cattle centered. Similar to the Mursi, livestock plays an important role in marriage. Divination and name –given rituals. The Bodi classification of cattle is complex, with over eight words to denote different colors and patterns. Bodi dress is simple .the women wear goatskins tied at the waist and shoulder, while men fasten a strip of cotton or bark-cloth around their waist.

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