What Is Irob?
The Irob people are an ethnic group who occupy a predominantly highland,
mountainous area by the same name in northeastern Tigray Region, Ethiopia.
They speak the Saho language, are Christians (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo and Geâez
Rite Ethiopian Catholic), and mainly agriculturalists. Even if it is controversial
about the meaning of the term Irob, but the elders of
Irob say that the term was derived from Saho word "Oroba" which means
"get in". Although the boundaries of Irobland is to an extent identical
to the Irob woreda, it is bordered by the following areas: Dabri-Mela
to the north, Hado to the east, the Afar Region to the east and south,
Shoumezana and Gulomakeda to the west, and Saesi Tsaedaemba to the
south. The first two neighbors are Saho speakers and predominantly
Muslim, the third are Muslim Afars, and the others are
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