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Afar People of Africa : An Overview


Afar people: – These are the people living in the desert rocky areas of East Africa. Their residence comes from Horn of Africa. Most Afar people live in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea. This area was once known as the French regions of Afar and Isas. Later it became Djibouti in 1977 when France gave freedom to this area. Most Afghans are residents of the desert, but some of them are also living in the Ashawadi Valley and in the jungles of Djibouti, whose population is around 1.4 million.

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These people live in solidarity and do not like to share their residences in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Afsar is out of Issas in Djibouti because it was unhappy with the leadership of Islam. There was a lot of turmoil among these people during the 1990s but later in 2001 the peace agreement was reached. Due to being situated at the mouth of the Djibouti Red Sea, it is a strategically important country, it also acts as a door to trade in Africa. There is a lot of economic and political differences with these people, these people have a physical and straight nose with thin lips.



These people are known as fierce fighters, it is the people who live in the most extreme conditions of the world’s most hot areas. Isasas are their main enemy In these people, one Shakes is identified only on the basis of his bravery and strength.

People’s main food is milk-roti. Many of these are victims of malnutrition. Most of these suffer from malaria. They live nomadic lives, they keep sheep and goats and camels. Due to low rainfall in their residences, these people are forced to wander around in search of grass. Droughts and floods have a bad effect on their economy. Some people living with the help of the Red Sea lived with the help of fish, who mined salt and exported it to Ethiopia. These people are supposed to follow the Muslim religion. Who recognize their own identity due to this reason in their localities. It separates them from the Christian masses here.


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