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SIENETJO, one of the Shangalla tribes living in south-west Abyssinia near the Sudan frontier, who claim to be a remnant of the primitive population. They are apparently a Hamitic people, and their skin is of a yellowish tint. Their women never intermarry with the Negroes or Arabs. Sienet jo villages are usually built on hilltops. They are an industrious people, skilful jewellers, weavers and smiths.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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