Eritreans Dancing at a Heritage Festival
By Ruvarashe Beta on May 24, 2016 — Dancing and laughter from the belly, these are the few of our favorite things, captured in these photos of some beautiful ladies from Eritrea dancing joyfully in their traditional wear.
Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups in its population of around six million. Most residents speak languages from the Afroasiatic family, either of the Ethiopian Semitic languages or Cushitic branches. Among these communities, the Tigrinya make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30% of inhabitants. In addition, there are a number of Nilo-Saharan-speaking Nilotic ethnic minorities. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam.