The Ari or Aari occupy an extensive territory in Southern Ethiopia and are the most numerous of the ethnic groups present in the Omo Valley.

Thanks to the fertility of their own territory, the Ari produce a large quantity of crops that allow them to have a particularly varied diet and to trade with neighboring populations.

The Ari still practice traditional religion and the spiritual leader occupies a prominent place in the society.

They are divided into nine tribes, each of which is organized in clans.

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Aari people - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

The Aari people