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I understand that the ethiopians have a very extende idea of what their family is. If a person comes up he is supposed to help his step siblings on his father’s side or mother’s side or both sides if they are remarried and have children by the other marriages. My servant maid works in student’s dormitory , my house , looks after her family and attends night school from 5to 9 pm. Her husband is employed as a conductor in a university bus. She has 3 children.the youngest is 2 years old.Her mother looks after my servant maids children.once the children are around 10 they also help their parents in their own way.
The university students get 3 free meals a day. They have to pay for their education


Written by kavanasarma

November 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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  1. Interesting! The extended notion of family Ethiopians have is what is preserved from ancient societies. In India also the notion of extended families extended up to our childhood times. The emergence of nuclear family and the exposure to the so-called “developed” West have made us what we Indians are today. Your paridhi is an example of this.

    V. V. S. Sarma

    November 15, 2010 at 6:43 am

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