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Kwegu or Kwego Tribe

The Kwegu or Muguji are one of the smallest tribes in Omo Valley, living in small villages along the Mago River.  It is believed that the devasting affects from the Gibe III dam being built on the Omo River will cause the tribe to go extinct.

Unlike the other tribes, the Kwegu do not have cattle.  They are hunters and live off the land.  Small game are trapped by the tribe for food, but they also eat fruits and honey if available.  They are largley dependant on the Omo River for fish to eat.  Close relatives to the Kwegu are the Karo people.  It is often that you can find Kwegu and Karo people living together or even marrying each other.