HAMAR

Hamar at the 2005 festival.

The 15,000 -20,000 Hamar of the hills on the Eastern side of the Omo Valley make their living from cattle herding and farming. Once they hunted but now the wild pigs and small antelope have almost disappeared from their lands. They have unique rituals such as cattle leaping which the men go through in order to reach adulthood while their sisters allow themselves to be whipped to prove their love for their kinsmen.

More information available at BBC Tribe website.