Welcome to Ethiopia

"The burnt face people"

Languages, Folkways, and Taboos

Two of the very main forms of language in Ethiopia are Ormo and Somali. Four folkways of the Ethiopian peoples offers the kissing of both cheeks upon greeting, An utmost respect for all elders, the point of always washing your hands before eating, and always letting any guests eat first out of respect. Some taboos of Ethiopians are not to insult their religious beliefs. Another taboo would be that even though the rest of the world has started to modernize, homosexuality is not accepted here. More taboos would be that talking about sexual orientation is deeply forbidden, and when going to church it is against the social convention to ever wear any kind of outfit deemed attractive to the opposite sex.