<p>GTLI works with the 4 tribes in 4 South Omo Zone homelands: the Ngangatom, Benatsemay, Hamar and Desanech. One of the most diverse, culturally rich areas of Africa, the South Omo Zone is located in the extreme southwest corner of Ethiopia. It is home to 16 distinct ethnic groups, each with its own culture, reflected by their hairstyle, body decoration, dress, jewelry, language and cultural ceremonies.</p>
<p>The South Omo Zone covers 23,535 square km, or 22% of SNNP Region of Ethiopia, with a population estimated at 611,664. Administratively, the zone is divided into 8 woredas and 1 administrative town, Jinka (source: South Omo Zone Finance and Economic Development, 2011, Jinka).</p>

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