Local Terms

Tiya is the name of a town in south central Ethiopia designated as a world heritage site for its primeval archeological site which consists of 36 standing stones or stelae marking an ancient burial complex, 32 of which are engraved with mysterious symbols.

Burkito is a wooden headrest used by the local Sidama people.

Tabor Mountain is a small mountain located around Lake Hawassa. Visitors are able to overlook the lake while hiking up the mountain.

Konso is a world heritage site recorded by UNESCO for its wonderful stone terracing to protect soil erosion. The Konso tribal people are one of the most diligent people in the region.

Gudumale is a special place near Lake Hawassa where the Sidama new year “Fiche-chembellala” ceremony is celebrated.

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