Timeless Travels Magazine - - ETHIOPIA -

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Lan­guage: Ethiopia sup­ports a di­verse mix of lin­guis­tic groups with some 70 lan­guages spo­ken. English is the most widely spo­ken Euro­pean lan­guage as it is used for sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion. French is heard on oc­ca­sion. Dress: As Ethiopia has a sub­stan­tial Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion, in ru­ral ar­eas par­tic­u­larly, it is ad­vis­able to dress mod­estly. Elec­tri­cal cur­rent/ plugs: 220 AC volts/ 50 hv. Plugs are the rounded two-pronged va­ri­ety. Re­li­gion: Main re­li­gions are Ethiopian Ortho­dox Chris­tian­ity, Is­lam and Protes­tant Chris­tian­ity. Wa­ter: It is rec­om­mended to drink only bot­tled wa­ter. Cul­ture: Ethiopia has a cul­tural, his­tor­i­cal and lin­guis­tic iden­tity quite dis­tinct from that of the rest of Africa, largely be­cause it has spent long pe­ri­ods of its history in vir­tual iso­la­tion. It is fair, if rather sim­plis­tic, to say that Ethiopia is where the an­cient world and Africa meet. Pol­i­tics: The gov­ern­ment of Ethiopia is struc­tured in a frame­work of a fed­eral par­lia­men­tary re­pub­lic, with the Prime Min­is­ter as the head of gov­ern­ment.

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