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Afar Region: The Afar Regional State is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia, and is the homeland of the Afar people. Formerly known as Region 2, its new capital as of 2007 capital is the recently constructed city of Semera, which lies on the paved Awash–Asseb highway.

  • also known as Afar Kilil, Āfar, Āfar Kilil
  • country: Ethiopia

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Google previewLand Rights and Expropriation in Ethiopia (2015)

by Daniel W. Ambaye

The Afar Region is a desert area inhabited by the Afar Nomads. See details about Nyota (supra note 35). 47 Both Nyota and Allana have a World Bank interest, and they are required to follow the IFC resettlement program. The IFC Handbook ...

Google previewExtreme Natural Hazards, Disaster Risks and Societal Implications (2014)

by Alik Ismail-Zadeh, Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi, Andrzej Kijko, Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Ilya Zaliapin

Introduction The Afar region is a large, triangular low-lying (À120–500 m elevation) area stretching from Eritrea in the north to Djibouti in the east and Ethiopia ...

Google previewLandscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia (2015)

by Paolo Billi

The Afar Volcanites The Afar region is a quasi-triangularly shaped depressed area at the intersection of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Main Ethiopian Rift (MER) (Fig. 2.1). Due to its 25-millionyear-long story of rifting and incipient ...

Google previewBasin Analysis and Model...

by Monzer Makhous, Yu. I. Galushkin

('ITie high relief near the Red Sea is an example of a thermal activity action; the Afar region is a result of simultaneous action of stretching and thermal reactivation of the basement. ).The thermal activation process was reproduced in our ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Head of the Anthropology Department Ian Tattersall, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

Southern Afar Region Elsewhere in the Afar, near its southern edge at the town of Diré-Dawa, excavations in the Porc-Epic Cave yielded ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: S-Z (2002)

by James Minahan

Tigrean regional forces operated in collaboration with Eritrean forces to invade the neighboring Afar region in December 1995. The combined forces, mostly ethnic Tigreans, pushed Afar rebels toward the desert area and away from the border ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth and Space Science (2010)

by Timothy M. Kusky, Katherine E. Cullen

The Ethiopian Afar region is one of the world's largest, deepest regions below sea level that is sub- aerially exposed on the continent, home to some of the earliest known hominid fossils. The Afar is a hot, arid region where the Awash River ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Historic Places: Middle East and Africa (1994)

by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda

Afar region of the Awash River Lower Valley, nicknamed "Hominid Valley," where the oldest hominid fossil was discovered Photo courtesy of Ethiopian Tourism Commission, Addis Ababa Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek Photo courtesy of The ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

Eastern lowlands, Afar region. May also be in Somalia. Dialects are Northern Afar, Central Afar, ...

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