Lessons from the 2007 Ethiopian Census

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by Asefa Belachew (asefa.belachew@gmail.com)
A. Introduction
Individuals and their political, civic, and religious Diaspora organizations provide different numbers on the size and composition of the population of Ethiopia with respect to their religion and ethnic background. Their discourses are often made on the basis of their impressions without reference to any data. At times they distort the numbers to fit their conclusion. At least one organization does not want to use the existing numbers and dissuades others from making any reference to the numbers.

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