The mursi tribe are an African tribe from the isolated Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia near the border with Sudan. There are an estimated 10,000 members of this beautiful, sedentary tribe, body and face decorations are a source of endless fascination. Long may they, and their wonderful culture live on.
Just 10,000 members of the Mursi tribe. That’s a very little number of people although no doubts they have gained worldwide recognition, love, and attention. The Mursi tribe of Ethiopia are a very unique set of Africans and what sets them apart from other African’s is immediately and distinctively clear when you get a view of any of their women who have reached the age of adolescence.
So what set’s the Mursi girls and the Mursi tribes apart from other Africans. Is it their skin colour, their way of living, their language, their eating habits, their culture and traditions. Well it’s a bit and a mix of virtually all the listed factors. Continue reading to satisfy your curiousity about this ancient African tribe.
The Mursi people are one of the very few African’s who have totally been left out of technological advancements and civilization due to one reason or the other. They still live in huts, wear clothes made of very poor fabrics and are mostly not properly covered. They have not been introduced to technology and have not accepted technological advancements and how it can change their lives for better. They have held onto their culture and traditions for a very long period of time. Although slowly and surely civilization has started finding it’s way into the land of the Mursi people as at today we now have Mursi people who live in Urban and more developed regions of Ethiopia.