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Esinien, a young Nyangatom woman.

Esinien, a young woman from the Nyangatom tribe.

Esinien, a young woman from the Nyangatom tribe.

Meet Esinien, a young woman from the Nyangatom tribe. Esinien is still not married and lives with her family on the banks of the Omo River. Although she’s still very young, Esinien already boasts a number of scars on her body which she believes make her more attractive. As all Nyangatom women Esinien wears elaborate beads around her neck, the number and color of which convey her social status within the tribe. She enjoys singing, as well as listening to stories told to her by her elders.

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