Abbay (Nile): Ethiopian Proverb

"Abby maderia yelew gind yezo yezoral" - Abbay doesn't have a place to stay but it carries "wood" around"

“Abby maderia yelew gind yezo yezoral” – Abbay doesn’t have a place to stay but it carries “wood” around”

Some Ethiopians may not know the name the current Prime Minister. But the name Abbay (Blue Nile) is the center of the Ethiopian proverb. Ethiopians adore Abbay as much as they adore Adwa victory. So as the world associate Nile to Egypt so far, in deed, Egypt is a gift of Nile, as much of Nile is a gift Ethiopia.

I would love to write in depth article about Ethiopian love to Nile. But in this blog, i attach some pictures from my last visit to the Nile falls (Abbay Fafuate). Hope you will enjoy them. 

sunset at Tana lake - Bahir-dar (the name drives from Tana itself) is the fastes growing cities in Ethiopia

sunset at Tana lake – Bahir-dar (the name drives from Tana itself) is the fastes growing cities in Ethiopia

Ethiopian farmers depend on Rain water to feed the country

Ethiopian farmers depend on Rain water to feed the country

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Birds enjoy the abundant nature around Nile

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Some of the Ethiopian beautiful birds only found around Tana Lake

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Tana Lake (where Nile pass over it) connects all the 37 churches in different islands

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Tana is the biggest lake in Ethiopia

"Ye Abbayen lij, weha temat" - The daughter of Ethiopia got thirsty

“Ye Abbayen lij, weha temat” – The daughter of Ethiopia got thirsty

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“Abbayn yalaye minch yamesegnal” – Those who don’t see Abbay, appriciate the small spring.

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color of life

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For many years, Ethiopian associate their identity with Abbay river

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the mighty fall

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shooting Abbay

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Abbay is for Love!

Note I: I used Amharic language in latin alphabet to make it easier to read. Most computers & internet browsers don’t support amharic font automatically.

Note II : I have limited knowledge about sayings in Amharic about Nile River. Please forward me more, i will include it in this blog post

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