Omorate

Omorate is a place you can cross the border from Ethiopia to Kenya. On the oder side of Omo river live people called Dassanach. They are a primarily agropastoral, they grow sorghum, maize, pumpkins and beans when the Omo river and its delta floods. Otherwise the Daasanach rely on their goats and cattle which give them milk, and are slaughtered in the dry season for meat and hides. The Dies, or lower class, are people who have lost their cattle and their way of living. They live on the shores of Lake Turkana hunting crocodiles and fishing. Women are circumcised by removing the clitoris. They who are not circumcised are called animals or boys and cannot get married or wear clothes. Boys are circumcised too and wear only a checkered cloth around their waist.

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