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    Ethiopia People 1995

      Population: 54,927,108 (July 1994 est.)
      note: Ethiopian demographic data, except population and population growth rate, include Eritrea

      Population growth rate: 3.4% (1994 est.)

      Birth rate: 45.01 births/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Death rate: 13.89 deaths/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Net migration rate: 2.84 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1994 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 106.4 deaths/1,000 live births (1994 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 52.67 years
      male: 51 years
      female: 54.38 years (1994 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 6.81 children born/woman (1994 est.)

      noun: Ethiopian(s)
      adjective: Ethiopian

      Ethnic divisions: Oromo 40%, Amhara and Tigrean 32%, Sidamo 9%, Shankella 6%, Somali 6%, Afar 4%, Gurage 2%, other 1%

      Religions: Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 5%

      Languages: Amharic (official), Tigrinya, Orominga, Guaraginga, Somali, Arabic, English (major foreign language taught in schools)

      Literacy: age 10 and over can read and write (1984)
      total population: 24%
      male: 33%
      female: 16%
      Labor force: 18 million
      by occupation: agriculture and animal husbandry 80%, government and services 12%, industry and construction 8% (1985)

      NOTE: The information regarding Ethiopia on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ethiopia People 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ethiopia People 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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