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Ethiopia prezi

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Population The current population is over 85,237,335 people ! Independence Ethiopia is one of Africa's oldest independent counties since ancient times. It's at least 2,000 years old. It's also called the land of thirteen months of sunshine (Ethiopian calenders' have thirteen months and an extra month of five days called Pagume). National Anthem For peace, for justice, for the freedom of peoples, In equality and in love we stand united. Major cities Dire Dawa, Harer, and Addis Ababa (capital) Language In Ethiopia they speak Amharic, Somalign, and English. Ethiopia Ethiopian flag Red = power, faith, and blood Yellow = peace, wealth, and love Green = land and hope The stars represent unity of the people and races that make up Ethiopia. The rays on the outside represant prosperity and the blue disk means peace. The flag was adopted on February 6, 1996 making it one of the newest flags. Festivals/ holidays Ethiopian Christmas January 7th Ethiopian Epiphany January 19 Exports, crops, and products Major Ethiopian exports are coffee, livestock (leather, live animals, and meat), oil seeds and pulses. They grow lots of fruits, vegetable and flowers and some of their products are textiles, natural gum, spices and mineral products. Ethiopian sports Out of many of their sports Ethiopia's most popular are track and field and soccer. Their sports are very similar to the American sports. Major land features in Ethiopia are the TissIssat Falls, and the Simien Mountains. Major Land Features Ethiopian Wars Apart from a five year occupation by Mussoloni's Italy, it has never been colonised. Ethiopia has had only two wars. One was from October 1935 - May 1936 between the Kingdom of Italy and Ethiopian Empire. The war ended by military occupation of Ethiopia and created the new colony of Italian East Africa ( Africa Orientale Italiana or AOI). But Ethiopia never surrendered. The wars is also remebered for the illegal use of mustard gas and phosgene. The other war was from May 1998 - June 2000 which was between Ethiopia and Eritrea both two of the worlds poorest countries spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the war. Eritrea broke an international law and triggered the war by invading Ethiopia. It ended in minor border changes Ethiopian Government Ethiopias government is federal repiblic. Ethiopia is governed under the constitution of 1994, which provides for a president as chief of state and a prime minister as head of government.
Ethiopian tourist destinations Two of many wonderful Ethiopian destinations are the Blue Nile river and the Great Rift valley . Ethiopian Food When eating Ethiopians do not use utensils. Ethiopian cooking is mainly berbere, a spicy red peper paste, niter kibbeh, a spice-infused clarified butter, and injera. Injera, the sourdough pancake-like bread of Ethiopia. Most traditional dishes have a stewey consistency. Alicha indicates a mild stew while Wots are stews with the spicy flavor of berbere. Important people in Ethiopian history Ethiopia's earliest dynamics reigned when the pharoahs ruled Egypt, but few of these early kings and queens are known to us by name today. The actual recorded lineage of the solomonic dynasty dates from 1268. A few kings and queens are King Kush who ruled in the 8th century and Empress (queen) Zawditu. Biblyography
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