Afar people of the Danakil | Ethiopia

The people of the Afar Depression survive mainly from pastoralism and salt mining, managing to maintain their society among temperatures that reach up to 54 degrees Celsius (129 F). This brutal, scarce environment contributes to them having one of the smallest population densities of African indigenous peoples. Their nomadic lifestyle results in these renowned warriors having a clan family structure. Within their society they have two distinct ethnic groups : the Adoimara (whites) are the working class and usually found in the mountains while the Asaimara (reds) are more aristocratic and prominent in Afar politics.

Read more about the people of the Danakil and their struggle to preserve their way of life.

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You’re a boy. You’ve been coddled and cared for, pampered and hugged. For you, it’s always summertime; living is easy. Daddy’s rich, momma’s good looking, you’re a Grant! You got money in your blood. You are a boy. I’m a man.


this scene gave me chills

I was shouting during this scene…

The ancestors smiled at this moment.

Need to hand this to so many boys



I think the best part of being a woman is the sexual security that we have. I mean like even a straight woman could know that she’s not interested in women, but she can still sit on another girl’s lap and hold her hand and maybe even kiss her if they were that close. If two guys even make eye contact with each other they have to screech “NO HOMO” at the top of their lungs to make sure everybody knows that they are not gay.