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Suri, or Shuri, is the name of a sedentary agro-pastoralist people and its Nilo-Saharan language.  They inhabit the Bench Maji Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia as well as parts of neighbouring South Sudan.  There are some 34,000 Suri in the south west of Ethiopia. Suri is their self-name […]

A few hours drive west of the town in Jinka, southern Ethiopia, lies the beautiful national park of Mago.  Although it has some wildlife, perhaps the biggest reason why people visit it are the Mursi. Originating in South Sudan, the Mursi, or Mursu or Mun as they refer to themselves, are a Nilotic pastoralist ethnic […]