Afars and the Issas


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Afars and the Issas

(ˈɑːfɑːz; ˈiːsɑːs)
n
(Placename) Territory of the Afars and the Issas a former name (1967–77) of Djibouti
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to sharing a common nomadic tradition that places a high value on livestock and virtues of bravery and individualism, a strong adherence to the Islamic faith, and an oral tradition that holds singers and poets in high esteem, the country's two dominant ethnic groups - the Afars and the Issas - have maintained strong social networks that form the basis of everyday life, especially within the rural areas.