Ethiopian traditional house types are characterized by their simplicity.
It appears that great pains are taken to avoid plamboyance of style
. Materials are used in the simplest and the most obvious ways.
ethiopian house types may also be classified according to the building process used.
The three main process are
i.e the process used in connection with elements
such as blocks, burnt bricks and stones
• twining or tying
i.e the process by which building elements are tied
together by rope, plant twigs or other suitable element
i.e bamboo and grass are excellent examples of materials that can be woven to produce houses
inorder to present a simple overview we decided to group
the various peoples of ethiopia into three major ethnic groups and give a couple of examples for each
I. the semetic cushtic group
i.e the provinces of Tigray, Gojjam, Begemeder ,Shoa…
II. the cushitic group
i.e the provinces of Oromo , e.t.c
III. the nilotic group
ie the provinces of Sidamo, Welayita, Chencha, Mao,Gunza.
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