Aari Tribe | Omo Valley Tribes | Omo Valley Tours

The Aari tribe boasts the largest population of any of the ethnolinguistic groups of the Omo Valley. Their influence extends from the northern border of Mago National Park into the highlands around Jinka and Key Afer, and even further north. They predominantly practice settled agriculture and live in the fertile vicinity of Jinka.
The Aari tribe are predominantly agriculturalists living in permanent villages. They produce the majority of the agricultural products in the Omo valley. They grow various subsistence crops: cereals (wheat, barley, sorghum, maize, teff, and millet); pulses (broad bean, beans, and peas); and root crops (taro, Enset – a false banana, yam, cassava, and potato).