Are an ethnic group in the Horn of Africa, mainly in Eritrea, Djibouti and the
Afar Region in Ethiopia, Africa. They are sometimes called Danakil. The Afar has
acquired a reputation as a warrior tribe through the various conflicts in their region
during the past century.
Population: 290 000
Types of Art:
The Afar Danakil are the sister culture of the ancient Ta-Seti people. Whereas
the Ta-Seti culture were amongst the founding branches of the eastern Bejaw or
Beja People; the Ta-Antyu (Puntite) Utjenet Culture were progenitors of the
Afari and Tigre cultures.
The Land of Punt was of pivotal importance to the
development of Egypt's pre-dynastic civilization and played a significant role
throughout dynastic Egyptian history.
The Utjenet and Ta-Seti cultures formed a
single territory until Egypt's Second Intermediate Period when opposing cultures
of Omo ethnic clans from further south and west pushed into central Sudan,
separating the two branches of the Ta-Antyw.
The Northern most branch would
become the Ta-Seti whilst the Southern most populations would become the Afar.
Economy: Keeps cows, sheep
and goats for meat and milk and donkeys, horses and camels for transport.
A man's wealth is
assessed by how many animals he has.
Religion: Mostly Moslem
They some times use
a papyrus root called burri which is mix with milk to make a porridge.