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The Kunama

are an ethnic group living in Eritrea, where they are one of the smallest ethnic groups. Most of the estimated 202,000 Kunama live in the remote and isolated area between the Gash and Setit Rivers near the border of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian-Eritrean War (1998-2000) forced some 4,000 Kunama to flee their homes to Ethiopia. As a refugees they reside in the tense area just over the border with Eritrea

and in proximity to the contested border village of Badme.

The People and the Land:
The Kunama speak a Nilo-Saharan language unrelated to the dominant languages in Eritrea and Ethiopia. Although some Kunama still practice traditional beliefs, most are converts to either Christianity (Roman Catholic and Protestant) or Islam.

The fertile plains of the Gash-Setit, also known as the Gash-Barka, region where the Kunama live are sometimes referred to as the “breadbasket of Eritrea.” Formerly nomadic, today they are farmers and pastoralists. Historically, the Kunama have been dominated by other ethnic groups and they are often forced from their traditional lands.

The official policy of the Government of Eritrea is that all land is state property and the Government encourages large commercial farms.

Barka is south of Barentu; Marda is north, and east of Barentu. Aimara is west of Barentu; Laki-Tukura is south of Aimara, west of Barka; Tika is south of Laki-Tukura, west of Barka.

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