Dorze Village admin January 14, 2021

Dorze Village

The Droze people are perhaps best known for their huts in the shape of elephant heads to remind everyone that elephants used to walk among them.

Dorze village is a beautiful drive up the Guge Mountains and welcomes guests to come see and experience their traditional way of life and crafts. Their talent in weaving has lead the name of their village to become synonymous with the best in woven cotton cloth.

Dorze people are a small Omotic-speaking ethnic group belonging to the larger Afro-Asiatic language family living in the Gamo Highlands of the southern region of Ethiopia. The Dorze people are one of the must-visit sites and peoples in this part of Ethiopia. They have an estimated population of about 30.000 people living mainly in the villages near the cities of Chencha and Arba Minch, in the Semien Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region. Their residence stretches from the Omo River banks to the highlands over Lake Abaya.