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Vanishing Tribes of Ethiopia - Mursi Tribe

Last year I had the privilege of experiencing the way of life of the Mursi people This tribe lives in one of the most isolated regions of Ethiopia, in the beautiful Omo Valley, and is one of the most fascinating tribes in Africa.

The lip-plates of women

'Reflections on the lip-plates of Mursi women as a source of stigma and self-esteem', by Shauna Latosky, in Ivo Strecker and Jean Lydall (eds.) The perils of face: essays on cultural contact, respect and self-esteem in southern Ethiopia, Lit verlag, Münster, 2004.

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