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E.g., 06/15/2021
Country Resource - Ethiopia

Ethiopia

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  • Population...................................................................110,871,031 (July 2021 est.)
  • Population growth rate ..............................................................2.50% (2021 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................31.03 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Death rate.................................................5.8 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-0.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Ethnic groups...........Oromo 34.9%, Amhara (Amara) 27.9%, Tigray (Tigrinya) 7.3%, Sidama 4.1%, Welaita 3%, Gurage 2.8%, Somali (Somalie) 2.7%, Hadiya 2.2%, Afar (Affar) .6%, other 12.6% (2016 est.)

Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.

CIA World Factbook

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While Ethiopians have long followed seasonal migration patterns within the Horn of Africa, it was only after the political upheavals of the 1970s that they began to settle in the West, as MPI's Aaron Matteo Terrazas reports.

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While Ethiopians have long followed seasonal migration patterns within the Horn of Africa, it was only after the political upheavals of the 1970s that they began to settle in the West, as MPI's Aaron Matteo Terrazas reports.

In the early 1990s, Ethiopians who had been living in refugee camps in Sudan began to return home. As Laura C. Hammond of Clark University explains, they created a new community in an unfamiliar part of Ethiopia that is thriving 12 years later.

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