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Dorze Tribe

Dorze are a tiny ethnic group within Ethiopia whose language falls within the Omotic family. being around 28000 in number, they live mainly in the southern area of Ethiopia, although a number of them have moved to Addis Ababa plus other areas . most Dorze are in villages close to the cities ofArbaminch plus  Chencha , that are found within the Semien Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (formerly in the Gamu-Gofa province).  a major profession for most of the  Dorze Weaving.

Widely recognized cotton weavers, this Dorze tribe once were warriors.  They are renowned for their beehive huts as well as cotton woven cloths.  The Dorze people stay in large communities just north of the beautiful Addis Ababa.  They grow their food and use terracing as preventive measure against soil erosion on the mountainside.  They cultivate highland cereal in their farmlands.  They as well grow

tobacco, spices, fruits plus vegetables

in their compound. Their Women have the majority of the responsibility within the family.  They have to take care of all the children as well as all the house chores.  The women are additionally in charge of cooking, gathering firewood as well as spinning cotton. The Male members spend the majority of their time on their farm or constructing huts.  Occasionally you’ll find them weaving material that they will use for various things.  The Dorze members put on colorful toga robes known as shammas. They’re extremely well-known all through Ethiopia.

A Dorze hut is made up of hard-wood poles, additional natural materials, woven bamboo plus Enset.  The hut can stand 2 stories high and last to Eighty years.  Within the main hut is a fire place, a sitting area plus bedrooms.  The Smaller huts may include guest houses, a cattle shed, a workshop plus a kitchen.  If termites attack their hut, these Dorze simply take it off its foundation and then relocate it.  This enables their homes to last even longer, however each move shortens the initial height of their hut.