10 Amazing facts about Ethiopia:


  • Do you know that Ethiopia is the origin of mankind; It is where humans first began to walk upright including our celebrated ancestors LUCI (3.4milliom years old), SELAM (3.5million years old) and ARDI (4.4million years old). So Ethiopia is our common ancestral home on our beautiful planet.

  • Ethiopia is the origin of Coffee and about 80% of Coffee is harvested from forests in Ethiopia and if you travel to Western Ethiopia, you will still find coffee growing as part of natural forest.

  • The only African country that has its own Alphabet (Amharic) the professional language of Ethiopia is derived from the ancient geez alphabet and still very popular in use among the Orthodox Church.

  • Ethiopia has its own unique calendar (Julian calendar) which is 7 years behind the Gregorian calendar and every 12 months in a year has equal 30 days and the thirteenth month (Pagumen in Ethiopian language) has 5 days and become 6 in leap year.

  • Ethiopia is one of the oldest nation on the planet and it is mentioned about 80 times in the bible.

  • The single African country that never colonized. It is the only African country that successfully defended and beat European colonial conquest.

  • Ethiopia received Christianity before Europe in the 4th century. In Ethiopia the world major languages Christian, Islam and Judaism leaves harmoniously together for century.

  • Ethiopia is the 4th world largest biodiversity zone in the world ,in Ethiopia there are more than 1000 species of plants and animals and of these about 1/3rd is found only in Ethiopia Ethiopia is the origin of one of the longest river in the world. The Blue Nile is originated from one of the largest high land lake (Lake Tana) in Ethiopia.

  • The first South African Black President the late Nelson Mandela got his basic military and gorilla fight training in Ethiopia and he is very popular in Ethiopia and it is common to find many schools, people and institutions named after Mandela.

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