Dorze People

Dorze are a small ethnic group in Ethiopia who speak a language in the Omotic family. Numbering about 45,000, they live primarily in the southern region of the country, though some have migrated to Addis Ababa and other regions. Many Dorze live in villages near the cities of Chenach and Arba Minch, which are located in the Semien Omo Zone of the southern Nations nationalities and peoples region.
From the dramatic view back to the rift Valley lakes near Arba Minch , Chencha is of interest to travelers as the home of the Dorze people, renowned cotton weavers whose tall beehive –shaped dwelling are among the most distinctive traditional structures to be seen anywhere in Africa .

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