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        Things that tickle me - names out of Ethiopia
        There is nothing as entertaining as the names that certain groups of people in Ethiopia get.
        Diaspora: those from US, Europe, Australia - the West
        Elfora: those from Gulf countries like Dubai, Kuwait ..... (ELFORA is an
        Ethiopian company exporting chicken, beef, mutton to gulf countries.)
        Balestra (leaf spring of a car) Ethiopians who
        cling to the diaspora & elfora till their dollar runs out.

        When I was in Ethiopia (zillion years ago it seems) AMCE was the name for
        Eritreans who grew up in Ethiopia (AMCE was the only car assembly company in Ethiopia)

        Just wondering who in the world comes up with such nick-names by itself is amusing.
        posted by Fikirte @ 7:13 PM   Digg!
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          At 1:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

          I can add more nick names to the list:




          Do you know who these people are?

          If you want to know, post a note and I will tell you.

          Very funny!

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