Semir Worku | Ethiopia | January 5

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Arbore Tribe

The Arbore tribe is a small tribe that lives in the southwest region of the Omo Valley.  They have ancestral and cultural links to the Konso people and perform many ritual dances while singing.  The Tsemay people are their neighboring tribe.
Arbore people are pastoralists (livestock farmers).  They believe that their singing and dancing eliminates negative energy and with the negative energy gone, the tribe will prosper.
The women of the tribe cover their heads with a black cloth and are known to wear very colorful necklaces and earrings.  Young children will wear a shell type hat that protects their heads from the sun.  Body painting is done by the Arbore using natural colors made from soild and stone.
Traditional dancing is practiced by the tribe and wealth is measured by the number of cattle a tribesman owns.

Mursi tribe

Are people who live between the Omo and the Mago Rivers.The distnictive trait of the Mursi is the labial and lobular plates worn by the Women. A small incision is made in the lower lip and ear lobes of a young Mursi girl during inition rituals.

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