Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north and northeast,
Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 102 million inhabitants,
Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populous nation on the African continent.
It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa
The best-known Ethiopian cuisine consists of various types of thick meat stews, known as wat in Ethiopian culture, and vegetable side dishes served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread made of teff flour. This is not eaten with utensils, but instead one uses the injera to scoop up the entrées and side dishes. Almost universally in Ethiopia, it is common to eat from the same dish in the center of the table with a group of people. It is also a common custom to feed others in your group with your own hands, a tradition referred to as "gursha". Traditional Ethiopian cuisine employs no pork or shellfish of any kind, as they are forbidden in the Christian (Ethiopian Orthodox), Islamic and Jewish faiths.
Chechebsa, marqa, chukko, michirra and dhanga are the most popular dishes from the Oromo. Kitfo, which originated among the Gurage, is one of the country's most popular delicacies.
In addition, Doro wot is another popular food, originated from the Amhara people of northwestern Ethiopia. Tihlo which is a type of dumpling is prepared from roasted barley flour. It originated in the Tigray Region, and is now very popular in Amhara and spreading further south.