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Ethiopia, The Gifted Land

____“A culture to love women dressed in white
_________Octagon churches bathed in light
______________A sense of religion a timeless tide
__________________The country of Ethiopia and incredible sight!”

Our Top Picks For Ethiopia

  • 1 Lalibela

    Take an unfathomable foray into Lalibela’s rock hewn churches – medieveal Ethiopia frozen in stone.

  • 2 Lake Tana

    Say hello to history living today at this lake’s centuries-old island monasteries

  • 3 Gonder

    Slide past 17th-century shadows and dive into the fairy-tale remains of ‘Africa’s Camelot’

  • 4 Simien Mountains

    Unparalleled precipices, bewildering ‘bleeding heart’ baboons and some of Africa’s best trekking

  • 5 Aksum

    The Aksumite kingdom’s ancient obelisks seen here would make any Egyptian pharaoh blush with envy

  • 6 Tigray

    Remote and resoundingly rewarding rock-hewn churches – one’s precarious position would make Indiana Jones think twice

Ethiopia Travel Information

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Ethiopia is a country...

Ethiopia is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. It is the 2nd-most populous nation in Africa ( after Nigeria ), bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan to the west. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and the second-oldest official Christian nation in the world after Armenia. Ethiopia is also the 10th richest country in Africa.

Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia. The language is a Semitic language related to Hebrew and Arabic, and if you know either one you'll recognize some cognates. In all parts of the country everyone speaks Amharic to some extent, no matter what their first language may be. The language is written in the Ge'ez script.

In big cities, most people under 40 speak some English. (English is a primary foreign language taught in schools). In rural areas, find local school children to translate for you for a fee that could be next to nothing. (Ethiopians have a distinct way of speaking English. Because it is heavily accented, it might be a bit difficult to understand it at the beginning. However, when you get used to the way they pronounce some English words, it will become fairly understandable)

Up north in Tigray, Tigrinya is the primary language, and it's also written in Ge'ez. However, Amharic is widely understood.

In the middle regions, Oromo is widely spoken. Oromo language uses a Latin alphabet