Thursday, April 7, 2011

Where are boys are from -

Since I can't post photos of our boys,
I thought I would share with y'all where they are from.

Ethiopia is on the far East side of Africa
touching Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia.


Our boys are from the Gambella Region
which in on the western side of Ethiopia, on the Baro River.


And here are some photos of our boys home town.


It saddens me that this is will probably be the only glimpse we will have of our boys beginnings.
Gambella is almost 300 miles away from Addis Ababa by air,
(where we will be and where are boys are now)
and very hard to travel too, as it is a very remote region.


As I have researched I have found that Gambella is a very beautiful area with incredible wild life.


The people of Gambella are made up of two main ethnic groups:
the Anuwak and the Neur.
The Anuwak are strikingly tall
and the Neur are on the short side -
from reports it seems that are boys are tall for their age - so maybe they are Anuwak.


I've also read that the people are very 
friendly and charming. 
Love it!

2 comments:

Kim K. said...

Fascinating. I can't wait to see more.

Debi Jenkins said...

Thanks for sharing! How exciting!

Debi
http://jenkinsethiopiaadoption.blogspot.com/

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