The Afar are a people of East Africa from about 4,276,867 of them in Ethiopia, 459,874 in Eritrea and 483,500 in Djibouti. Their number is estimated at 5 million and half people. They are predominantly Sunni Muslim faith and speak a Cushitic language, the Afar language. This people is also called DANKALI ( Danakil plural), named after the eponymous depression.
The Afarare spread over a territory called "Triangle Afar"whose three vertices are theDAHLAKisland, the village of AWASHandRAS-BIR, people of nomadic origin of five million people now live in three different countries:Djibouti, EritreaandEthiopia. They are an ethnic group in the Horn of Africa who reside principally in theDanakilDesert in theAfarRegion of Ethiopia, as well as inEritreaandDjibouti. They have an origin with LUCY, a skeleton dating from four million years. He was found in the Afarregion to Houach. The great French paleontologists as Yves Coppens and American paleontologists, archaeologists Ethiopian and American, made a lengthy study have studied. The existence of Afaris very old.
The Afarscommunities practiceISLAM, but they also have theirCUSTOMS, theirTRADITIONS. They also have their EDUCATIONis also better compared to other crops because theAfarhave a spirit of laws. There is a proverb Afarthat 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 theAfarhave still not agreed to be humble, being crushed, therefore they are in conflict with the rest of ethnic groups.
Afarin the culture, dance is an important and supports the important moments of life. Dance (LAALE), performed exclusively by men, or dance (MALABO),performed exclusively by women and dance (KEEKE)together men and women, for example, accompany the ceremonies of marriage. In theAfar traditional register, there are games (SAXXAQandKASSOW), songs of praise (GAALI SAARE andFARAS SAARE) and prophetic wordsof the soothsayer(ADAL).
TheAfar Triangleof Ethiopia (11.5N, 42.5E) is a very active plate tectonic region. The region is stressed by Saudi Arabia moving away from Africa and East Africa tearing itself away from the rest of Africa. Because of the plate movements in three different directions, The Afar Triangle is stretched thin and torn resulting in a series of faults seen as long parallel valleys. There is frequent volcanic activity and lava flows occur along the faults.