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Dos and don'ts in Ethiopia

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Dos and Don'ts

Dos:



  • show respect to elderly by taking off your hat or cap when talking to them

  • when elderly come to join you and if you have already taken a sit, show respect to them by raising from your sit and greeting "nor". You will in reply be grated "be'igzier" and asked to take your sit.

  • when you great someone whom you respect, bow a bit stretch your hands to shaking hands. Your other hand may support the stretched hand by the elbow to show more formal respect.

  • give way to old people and support them if they need it

  • try to take at least a bit of what will be served to you

  • take off your shoes when entering in to church or mosque buildings



Don'ts



  • don't spit in public

  • don't use curse words

 
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