Who are the Wolayta?
The Wolayta or Wolaita people are one of the indigenous people group of Ethiopia who have their own culture, tradition, political legacy and kingdom. Comprised of over The Wolaita have about 200 clans that are divided into two main tribes called Malla and Dogala. Historians classify these people as part of Osmotic family, one of the five language families in Ethiopia. This is because their settlement is parallel with the Omo River in the area. Wolaitas are one of Omotic language speaking people and their language is called also Wolaita (or “walaitato donna”) by the name of the people.