The Afar people

The mainly Muslim Afar people live in northeastern Ethiopia, southeastern Eritrea, and Djibouti. It is thought that the Afar were the first of the present inhabitants of Ethiopia to elaborate their pastoral life into full-scale nomadism, descending from the highlands of southeast Ethiopia and migrating to the stony Danakil Depression, where we see them in these photos carrying blocks of salt on camels to trade with the Yemenis across the strait or with other Ethiopians for grain. (February, 2019).