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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502622099
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2017
Series: Cavendish Cultures of the World Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Ethiopia Today 5

1 Geography 11

Peaks and valleys

Lakes and rivers

A multitude of climates

Flora

Fauna

A rich urban heritage

2 History 21

Early human ancestors

The kingdom of Axum

The origins of the Ethiopian monarchy

Dealing with Europe

Menelik II and the Italian threat

The era of Haile Selassie

The struggle for Eritrea

Military rule, 1974-1991

A new government

3 Government 35

Government structure

Political organizations and parties

Voting irregularities, opposition, and violence

National security

Foreign relations

The judiciary

4 Economy 45

Agriculture

Manufacturing

Energy

Transportation

Tourism

5 Environment

Environmental concerns

Protected areas

Conservation efforts 53

6 Ethiopians 63

Population statistics

Ethnic groups

Other groups in Ethiopia

Social stratification

7 Lifestyle 69

Birth and childhood

Marriage

Death

Rural living

Urban living

Ethiopian women

Schools and students

Ethiopians Abroad

Living with AIDS

8 Religion 81

Christianity

Islam

Traditional beliefs

Ethiopia's Jews

9 Language 91

Amharic

Ge'ez

The challenges of diversity

10 Arts 97

Literature and drama

Visual arts

Challenges facing women artists

Arts and crafts

Song and dance

11 Leisure 107

Popular sports

Sports unique to Ethiopia

Games people play

Youth recreation

12 Festivals 115

Ganna

Timkat

Enkutatash

Maskal

Kullubi

Islamic holidays

13 Food 123

Cooking, Ethiopian style

Wat's for dinner?

Beverages

Dining out in Addis Ababa

Traditions and etiquette

Map of Ethiopia 133

About the Economy 135

About the Culture 137

Timeline 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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