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Nyangtom and Dassanatch Tribes

Tribes of the Omo Valley

Nyangatom and Dassanach peoples

In Ethiopia's south western corner are two towns, Kakuta and Omerate near the South Sudan border . These are hardly accessed and rarely visited tribal areas for the Nyangatom and Dassanach respectively. The Nyangatom's unique dressing patterns focus on neck-bead decorations. Both tribes go about their lives  in the middle of nowhere with literally no basic supplies available and with daily high day temperatures that hover around 95 degrees. Both tribes are a bit more wary of visitors and not as open as the Suri who live about 4 hours north. But like the Suri they are more than willing to trade 10-15 cents for a picture. You can bargain for group pictures if you speak their language.

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