Third World Country - Ethiopia

4637 Words Feb 4th, 2006 19 Pages
Chan/Son 1
James Chan & Michael Son
Fr. A. Fogarty, S.J.
Catholic Social Ethics 5C
12 December 2005
Ethiopia, What a Country

The dictionary states that a third world country is a developing nation in the midst of Africa, Asia, or also Latin America. The country of Ethiopia is described as a third world country due to its great poverty rate. This country has a peculiar land layout and is ranked 16th in the world with its population. Ethiopia is a country with interesting cultural ways and rich with historic events. Unfortunately some factors brought the Ethiopian country to become one of the world's poorest countries. History of this great nation dates as far back as the 4th century C.E and as time progressed many interesting facts have
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"Bracelets and necklaces from silver and gold are worn on arms and feet to complete the look" (Wikipedia, 1). These clothing are still used everyday in the country-side, but in cities and towns, western clothes are popular; however, some people life to wear their traditional clothing on special occasions, like New Year, Christmas or weddings (Wikipedia, 1)."Often, a woman will cover her head with a shash, a cloth that is tied at the neck". "Shama and kuta, gauze-like white fabrics, are also often used" (Wikipedia, 1).
Ethiopian cuisine has of different varieties of vegetable or meat side dishes, often prepared a thick stew (See Appendix A – Figure 2)(Wikipedia, 1). "One or more servings of wat are placed upon a piece of injera, a large sourdough flatbread, which is 50 cm (20 inches) in diameter and made out of fermented teff flour" (Wikipedia, 1). They do not eat with utensils, but instead uses injera (always with the right hand) to scoop up the meals (Wikipedia, 1). "Traditional Ethiopian food does not use any pork, as most Ethiopians have historically adhered to Islam, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, or Judaism, all of which prohibit eating pork" (Wikipedia, 1). "Additionally, throughout a given year, Orthodox Christians observe numerous fasts (such as Lent), during which food is prepared without any meat or dairy products" (Wikipedia, 1).
Ethiopians usually compete in the