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Asdago Natural Afro Hairstyle: The Ethiopian tribes who use BUTTER to style their hair

Asdago Natural Afro Hairstyle: The Ethiopian tribes who use BUTTER to style their hair

Afar  People  Ethiopian tribesafarasdagoMeet the Afar people (Danakil) they  are believed to be descendants of Ham (Noah’s son). They are located in the East African countries of Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.

They prefer to be known as the Afar, since the Arabic word “danakil” is an offensive term to them. They are a proud people, emphasizing a man’s strength and bravery. Prestige comes from killing one’s enemies. They love their culture and respects their laws.

There is a proverb in Afar that says: (koo liih anii macinay kamol ayyo mogolla) which means “I accept you in my home as a brother but I do not accept that you put my authority questioned” and therefore the Afar does not agree with ethnic groups that does otherwise. Their distinctive ‘asdago’ afro hairstyle is created using butter, which lends their locks a slightly ashy appearance as well as protecting it from the sun and keeping it perfectly supple…Continue here.

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