Why does Ethiopia still have many pri...

Why does Ethiopia still have many primitive stone age communities?

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Hmmkay

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#1 Jan 7, 2012
If I look at pictures tourists take of Ethiopia I always see a lot of primitive stone age tribal groups, why is this?

Why do they even exist? You do not find people still in stone age cavemen conditions in neighboring countries (Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan etc do not have stone age half naked bush tribes).

Can anyone explain why they are still around in Ethiopia and not modernized?
Alek

Suisun City, CA

#2 Jan 8, 2012
Most of these groups are in areas that are unreachable; thats why they still exist. If these people made their way to major cities they would be destroyed by the local people, as their way of life is too drastic for people to accept. These primitive tribes live in harsh conditions and usually see themselves as their own nation. Plus because of educational gaps many don't even know how to communicate with neighboring tribes. These tribal group do nothing but fight each other and aren't a threat to the Ethiopian government. Plus many of these tribes have become tourist attractions such as the Mursi & Suri.....they love tourist bec it usually means $$. Somalia may not have primitive tribes but Eritrea still does. Just look at the Afar in Eritrea they are as primitive as the ones in Ethiopia. No offense but I don't lok at primitive groups as Ethiopian, I just see them as people who just so happen to be on useless land.
Hmmkay

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#3 Jan 8, 2012
Thanks for the explanation. What I find very peculiar of those primitive tribal communities is that despite a lot of exposure to Western tourists they still remain relatively unchanged and continue their way of life. I think the Ethiopian government should try to modernize them, because many of them have very dirty lifestyles (almost naked, poor hygiene, ritual mutilation etc). They have to adapt to the modern world (schooling, better hygiene, urbanization, dress properly etc).
HaileMikael

San Jose, CA

#4 Jan 8, 2012
Hmmkay wrote:
Thanks for the explanation. What I find very peculiar of those primitive tribal communities is that despite a lot of exposure to Western tourists they still remain relatively unchanged and continue their way of life. I think the Ethiopian government should try to modernize them, because many of them have very dirty lifestyles (almost naked, poor hygiene, ritual mutilation etc). They have to adapt to the modern world (schooling, better hygiene, urbanization, dress properly etc).
The naked Ethiopians whose pictures they showed you are much more civilized than the barbaric western culture that is destroying the earth at the speed of death. The problem is that you understand neither.
Anonymous

Guangzhou, China

#5 Jan 10, 2012
Ethiopia is not but may be somalia and eritrea.

“Wake up and live”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#6 Jan 17, 2012
HaileMikael wrote:
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The naked Ethiopians whose pictures they showed you are much more civilized than the barbaric western culture that is destroying the earth at the speed of death. The problem is that you understand neither.
This is an intelligent comment.
ahahaha

Dallas, TX

#7 Jan 17, 2012
Hausy wrote:
Ethiopia is not but may be somalia and eritrea.
find me animals like thise from eritra AND WE'LL BE IN AGREEMENT. otherwise....SHHHHHHHHH. ONLY COMMENT ON THINGS YOU KNOW ABOUT.
ahahaha

Dallas, TX

#8 Jan 17, 2012
World Sister wrote:
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This is an intelligent comment.
i totally agree.
ahahaha

Dallas, TX

#9 Jan 17, 2012
ahahaha wrote:
<quoted text>find me animals like thise from eritra AND WE'LL BE IN AGREEMENT. otherwise....SHHHHHHHHH. ONLY COMMENT ON THINGS YOU KNOW ABOUT.
find me animals like these from eritra AND WE'LL BE IN AGREEMENT. otherwise....SHHHHHHHHH. ONLY COMMENT ON THINGS YOU KNOW ABOUT.



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patriot

Arlington, VA

#10 Jan 18, 2012
ahahaha wrote:
<quoted text>find me animals like these from eritra AND WE'LL BE IN AGREEMENT. otherwise....SHHHHHHHHH. ONLY COMMENT ON THINGS YOU KNOW ABOUT.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hCglfBGisuMXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
hhhhhhmmmmmm...i do dig them tities though.prolly better than yours.heeeeeha
Lol

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