Culture of Ethiopia
People in Ethiopia speak the Amharic language. The linguistic diversity of Ethiopia is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Ethiopia is 0.8073. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 17% of Ethiopia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Ethiopia.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Ethiopia is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Ethiopia is considered to be 4.3. According to data on inbound tourists in Ethiopia, 681,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Ethiopia is called 'Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya', which in English means 'March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia'. It was adopted in 1992. The lyrics have been written by Dereje Melaku Mengesha and the music has been composed by Solomon Lulu Mitiku.
Around 1% of the population of Ethiopia are obese.
Each year, the people of Ethiopia consume 3.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 49.7% beer, 0.7% wine, 8.2% distilled spirits, 41.4% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Ethiopia is wat with injera. Other national dishes include fit-fit.