Culture of Ethiopia
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The people of Ethiopia speak the Amharic language. The linguistic diversity of Ethiopia is very diverse according to a fractionation scale, which is 0.8073 for Ethiopia. The followers of Christianity make up the religious majority in the country. 17% of Ethiopia's population live in cities. This percentage includes the urban population of Ethiopia.
The rate of urbanization indicates the speed of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate in Ethiopia is particularly low, which could indicate economic problems. A lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low rates of urbanization. Countries with low rates of urbanization often do not have the resources to build viable urban areas and are largely made up of rural or underdeveloped areas. The urbanization rate in Ethiopia is given as 4.3. According to data on inbound tourists in Ethiopia, 681,000 tourists come to the country every year.
The national anthem of Ethiopia is "Wodefit Gesgeshi, Widd Innat Ityopp'ya", which means "Go forward, dear mother Ethiopia". It was adopted in 1992. The lyrics were written by Dereje Melaku Mengesha and the music was composed by Solomon Lulu Mitiku.
About 1% of Ethiopia's population is obese.
Every year, people in Ethiopia consume 3.5 liters of alcohol per capita, and this amount is made up of 49.7% beer, 0.7% wine, 8.2% distilled spirits, 41.4% other alcohol.