Ethiopia Descriptive Essay by writingsensation

A description of the history and conditions found in Ethiopia.
# 91209 | 1,211 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 25, 2006 in Anthropology (African) , Ethnic Studies (Africa) , History (African)

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This paper describes some of the diverse culture that makes up the country of Ethiopia. The paper discusses Ethiopia's ethnic groups and religions. It discusses the languages spoken in Ethiopia, as well as communication and music. It also mentions education and the economic class system, as well as human rights violations and the military-style revolution in 1974.

From the Paper:

"Music is an important aspect of non-verbal communication in Ethiopia. Folk music plays an important aspect in Ethiopian culture. Traveling minstrels play the masenko, making up topical versus. Even shepherd boys play musical instruments as they herd their animals. In connection with music, Ethiopians participate in a variety of forms of dance. Many of the dances share a common element of focusing on movement of the shoulders. Both men and women participate in music and dancing, and dance is used as an important form of nonverbal communication, especially to relate sexual desire or acceptance. This non-verbal communication has taken on increased importance because of the other limitations found in gendered communications. For example, in dance a woman can both the communicative predator or the prey, which is no longer an option in many facets of verbal communication."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Africaguide. "Ethiopia: People and Culture." Africa Guide. 2005. Africa Guide. 4 Dec. 2005 <>. United Nations. "About Ethiopia." United Nations Development Programme. 2002. United
  • Nations Development Program. 4 Dec. 2005 <>.

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Ethiopia (2006, December 25) Retrieved August 20, 2017, from

MLA Format

"Ethiopia" 25 December 2006. Web. 20 August. 2017. <>