Ethiopian dating and marriage customs

Recent years have seen internal wars for liberation and ethnic conflicts. The population includes many ethnic groups with nearly 80 languages and approximately 200 dialects. Smaller groups include Afad-Isa, Somali, Wolaita, Sidama, Kimbata and Hadiya.

Unfortunately I only remember the word “sharmuta,” which means bitch / whore (apparently in many languages).

“The Ethiopian girls he dated would always cook for him and even come over and take care of him when he was sick. I wish I could have stayed longer but I worked a corporate job at the time and I couldn’t get off more than a week.” By now she will be exploding with curiosity, but I will be restrained in showing interest.

It is based on information contributed by Ethiopian interpreters at University of Washington Medical Center and caseworker / cultural mediators at Harborview Medical Center.

The legal age of marriage in Ethiopia for men and women is 18.

The country is agrarian and the economy depends on subsistence agriculture.

In recent years, crops have been poor because of drought.

As a Caucasian man limited by his non-Ethiopianness, the plan is based on… Once I find an Ethiopian girl to approach (shouldn’t be hard considering that Washington DC has more Ethiopians than any other city outside of Ethiopia), I will attack with this two-pronged strategy: 1.

“My old roommate was Ethiopian.” I’m going to talk about Girma and how he taught me a few curse words.

Ethiopia traces its history as a country back 3,000 years and is the only African country that has never been colonized.

In the mid-1970's, the government of Haile Selassie was overthrown and a repressive regime was established.

The use of a first name and a family name is unknown in Ethiopia.