Menit tribe man, Omo Ethiopia
They live closely and share friendly relations with the dizi-people. The Menit people live mostly around Tum market area and mostly as highlanders engaged in farming and also engaging in livestock keeping. The Menit people also engage in pottery making. Large quantities of clay pots are carried from their towns to the Maji market where they sell to mostly Dizi people.
Unique hairstyle of Menit tribe girl,Jemu,Omo Valley,Ethiopia
Menit speak Menit language which is part of Nilo-Saharan languages. Menit people shares the same cultural similarities with Dizi people whom they Tum market with.
Menit tribe with his phallic walking stick
Menit and Surma people don't meet nor mix with each other, although they only live a few kilometers away from each other.
Menit Women have facial tribal beautification marks and their men generally spotted walking with a long and thin phallic-shaped wooden stick.
Menit tribe girl with unhealed facial tribal marks
The Menit are currently threatened and displaced by the Ethiopian government land policies. Their lands has been seized by Ethiopian government using the law of eminent domain and has sold the land to foreign interest for commercial farming and Dam project.
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Menit tribe boy from Tum carrying a clay pot to market.
Menit woman carrying her baby on her back
Menit traditional haircut
Menit tribe man in western cloths
Menit tribe girl
Menit tribe man
Menit girl holding a cow leg and salt she purchased from Tum market,Ethiopia
Menit tribe man and his son
Menit tribe girl with beautification tattoo
Menit Tribe people in a Hydromel bar, Jemu, Ethiopia
Menit tribe girl with facial tattoo,jemu
Menit boy with facial marks
smiling Menit tribe girl