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Ethiopia People

    Population: 59,680,383 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 46% (male 13,787,810; female 13,703,546)
    15-64 years: 51% (male 15,398,123; female 15,141,892)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 745,737; female 903,275) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.16% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 44.34 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 21.43 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -1.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)
    note: repatriation of Ethiopians who fled to Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia for refuge from war and famine in earlier years, is expected to continue slowly in 1998; small numbers of Sudanese and Somali refugees, who fled to Ethiopia from the fighting in their own countries, began returning to their homes in 1998

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 124.57 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 40.46 years
    male: 39.22 years
    female: 41.73 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.81 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Ethiopian(s)
    adjective: Ethiopian

    Ethnic groups: 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 3%-8%

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

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 35.5%
    male: 45.5%
    female: 25.3% (1995 est.)

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