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THE KONSO PEOPLE

konsoThe konso people are different from the aforementioned people of the omo valley because they have developed their own material culture. The konso people have a long tradition of commemorating dead heroes with carved wooden figures known as ‘waka’ which literary means some thing of the grand father. When a hero or important man has died, waqa figures are carved in his honor and placed in public places or along a pathway. The people of Konso are also popular in their skill of building terraces on the sloppy terrains in order to prevent soil erosion.