Tsemay People

Also spelled Tsamai, they are found living in the sami-arid region of the Omo Valley, these people are agro –pastoralist and used both livestock herding and agriculture to survive. Common crops grown by the tribe are sorghum, Millet and sometimes cotton. Like the Hamar tribe, the Tsemay boys have to successfully complete a bull jumping event. This is a ceremony where the boy runs across multiple bulls. if the boy can make it across four times without falling , he becomes a man . To prove a boy has accomplished a bull jumping, he is outfitted with a band that has feathers on it .it is worn on his head and it shows that he is now looking for a wife.

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