40 images for shoa

  • 841-02715441

    Boys in field harvesting 'tef', Woolisso region, Shoa province, Ethiopia, Africa

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  • 862-03353978

    An attractively decorated traditional thatched house belonging to an Orthodox Christian community in the Ethiopian Highlands,northeast of Addis Ababa. Most Amhara people living in the Ethiopian Highlands adhere to the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest Christian nation.

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  • 862-03820573

    An Ethiopian man wears a headdress made from the skin of a gelada, a unique baboon like primate that lives at high altitudes in northern Ethiopia, and a cloak embroidered with Ethiopias imperial lion.

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  • 862-03353985

    Dawn at Lake Ziway,Central Ethiopia,with the silhouette of a horse-drawn buggy.Horse-drawn buggies are widely used as taxis in the Ethiopian Highlands and in the Rift Valley south of Addis Abeda. Abyssinian horses and ponies are renowned for their stamina.

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  • 862-03353964

    A young Ethiopian girl with unusual braided hair; the crown of her head has been smeared with a greenish substance. Her two pendants are made from Maria Theresa thalers old silver coins minted in Austria,which were widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II.

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  • 862-03353977

    An attractively decorated traditional thatched house belonging to an Orthodox Christian community in the Ethiopian Highlands,northeast of Addis Ababa. Most Amhara people living in the Ethiopian Highlands adhere to the Ethiopian Orthodox faith. Ethiopia is Africa's oldest Christian nation.

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  • 862-03353993

    A homestead of the Arsi-Oromo people west of Aje. The old pot placed over the centre pole of the house is a common roof decoration,and keeps out rain. Small bunches of Teff,a small-grained cereal,are being dried on the thatch.Teff is grown extensively in Ethiopia and is used to make injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish.

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  • 862-03353981

    A man winnows Teff,a small-grained cereal,with a wooden hayfork.Teff is grown extensively in Ethiopia and is used to make injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish. Teff stands as an example of Ethiopia's early success as a centre for plant domestication.

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  • 862-03820409

    Terraced cultivation on a ledge of the western scarp of the Abysinnian Rift Valley at Ankober.Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.

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  • 862-03711119

    A Kereyu man with his fuzzy,well-oiled hair fashioned in a semi-circular shape. He wears unbleached cloth made from local cotton.

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  • 862-03353979

    A man rides to market on his gaily-caprisoned pony. His saddlecloth is embroidered with Ethiopia's imperial lion. Lions are associated with Ethiopia's last monarch,the late Emperor Haile Selassie,who had the title Lion of Judah,and kept tame lions at his palace. Ethiopians are renowned for their equestrian skills and their ponies for their stamina.

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  • 862-03353986

    A proud peasant farmer harvests wheat between Ziway and Butajira in Central Ethiopia. Aided by his neighbours,the harvesting is carried out manually using sickles.

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  • 862-03353994

    A young mother and child of the Arsi-Oromo people west of Aje. Both have unusual hairstyles. The braids falling from the crown of the mother's head have been attractively woven with wool to make a colourful fringe.

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  • 862-03820396

    An Oromo old woman wears a necklace and a pendant made from a Maria Theresa thaler, an old silver coin minted in Austria, which was widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II. She was on her way to Senbete, an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.Afar nomads from the low lying arid regions of Eastern Ethiopia trek long

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  • 862-03820410

    A small village in the Ethiopian Highlands, northeast of Addis Ababa.The highland plateau rises to over 11,000 feet and is Africas most extensive upland region.The Amhara people who till the land there are Ethiopias largest ethnic group.Every inch of fertile land is cultivated to feed Ethiopias population of over 60 million.

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  • 862-03820408

    A spectacular view from the western scarp of the Abysinnian Rift Valley at Ankober.Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. The weathered mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands exhibit layer upon layer of volcanic material, which built the plateau into Africas most extensive upland region.

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  • 862-03820397

    A woman at Senbete market wears old silver and brass jewellery.Her two pendants are made from Maria Theresa thalers, old silver coins minted in Austria, which were widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II.Other silver coins have been strung on her necklace.

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  • 862-03820398

    An old Oromo woman wears a brass necklace and pendant, and a silver pendant made from a Maria Theresa thaler, an old silver coin minted in Austria, which was widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II. With a bright red headscarf, She was on her way to Senbete, an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.

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  • 862-03820399

    Rich farming country on a highland plateau north of Debre Sina. Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. Every inch of fertile land is cultivated by hand to feed Ethiopias population of over 60 million.Agriculture forms the background of the countrys economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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  • 862-03820400

    Rich farming country close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, just north of Debre Sina. Ethiopia is a land of vast horizons and dramatic scenery. Every inch of fertile land is cultivated by hand to feed Ethiopia's population of over 60 million.Agriculture forms the background of the countrys economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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  • 862-03353982

    A young Amhara lady weaves a traditional food basket from dried grasses. These large colourful baskets are used for serving injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish.She is wearing the national dress of Ethiopia - a shamma. This garment is made of homespun cotton with a finely woven and often brightly coloured border.

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  • 841-03507943

    The market at the entrance to the Shoa Gate, one of six gates leading into the walled city of Harar, Ethiopia, Africa

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  • 862-03820401

    A fine view from the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, just south of Debre Sina where the accumulated layers of basaltic lavas and tuffs lie 3,000 feet thick. The western scarp in this region rises to over 11,000 feet above sea level

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  • 862-03820395

    A woman in a colourful dress and matching headscarf wears round her neck a Maria Theresa thaler an old silver coin minted in Austria, which was widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II.

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  • 862-03353984

    Donkeys trample corn to remove the grain in a typical rural setting between Ziway and Butajira. Depending on the availability of animals,a farmer may use ponies,donkeys or oxen for this purpose.

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  • 841-05785758

    Ethiopian woman setting fire to boil the water for coffee for traditional ceremony, Debre Libanos, Shoa, Ethiopia, Africa

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  • 862-03353980

    A woman sells yellow daisies by the side of the road in the outskirts of Addis Abeda,Ethiopia's capital city.These daisies (Bidens sp.) are known by Ethiopians as Meskal daisies because they flower in September at the time of the Orthodox Christian Festival of Meskal,or the Finding of the True Cross celebration.

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  • 862-03820393

    Farmers drive livestock to Senbete market, which is an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.Agriculture forms the background of the countrys economy with 90 percent of its population earning a living from the land.

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  • 862-03820394

    A large gathering of people at Senbetes livestock market, which is an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.Afar nomads from the low-lying arid regions of Eastern Ethiopia trek long distances there to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.Agriculture forms the background of the country's economy with 90 percent of its population ea

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  • 841-03034197

    Working on farmland,near Sentebe,Choa region,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 841-03034219

    Village in the land of the Gourague,Hosana region,Shoa province,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 841-03034225

    Portrait of a young man holding a sickle,Oromo country,Bako region,Shoa state,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 841-03034156

    Christian men at prayer during Mass in the church at Woolisso,Gourague country,Shoa province,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 862-03353983

    Beautifully carved stelae represent the headstones of an 11th to 13th century burial ground at Tiya. They date back to the time of King Lalibela who was responsible for the construction of many famous rock-hewn churches in the Ethiopian Highlands. Tiya is an important historical site and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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  • 862-03820411

    An old Ethiopian Orthodox priest holds a large brass Coptic cross at the rock hewn church of Adadi Maryam, just south of Addis Abeba. This is the southernmost of Ethiopias rock hewn churches.

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  • 841-03034236

    Building a circular house,Gourague country,Shoa province,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 841-03034220

    Megalithic tombs,archaeological site of Tiya,14th to 16th century AD,Gourague area,Shoa province,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 841-03034213

    Building a hut,Gourague area,Shoa province,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 841-03034218

    Barley field on the slopes of Entoto,Shoa province,Ethiopia,Africa

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  • 841-02715477

    Fields in the countryside in the land of the Gourague, Hosana region, Shoa province, Ethiopia, Africa

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