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The Afar people also known as Adal, Adali, Oda’ali, Teltal and Dankali are Cushitic-nomadic people located in the East African countries of Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. The Afar (Danakil) claim to be descendants of Ham (Noahs son). They prefer to be known as the Afar, since the Arabic word danakil is an offensive term to them. | Afar Tribe Family, Assaita, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia | Traditional camp. Women are not supposed to talk or meet stangers before men do. danakil desert, Ethiopia, Afar triangle. © Eric Lafforgue

1.7 million Wolayta people live in southern Ethiopia. Wolayta is also the name given to this people's kingdom.