Eritrea's Independence
Eritrea was annexed and absorbed by Ethiopia in 1952, provoking a long war of liberation that culminated in Eritrean independence in 1993. Several BA students and parents migrated to the US as a result of the unrest in that region. Here we see a student and her father describing their experiences during that historic time to Mr. Hall's World Geography class.

Capital - Asmara
Area - 46,774 sq. mi.
Per capita income - $160
Ag. workers - 81%
Indus./services - 19%
Urban - 19%
Rural - 81%


Population - 4,362,254
Languages - Tigrinya, Tigre, Arabic, Afar, Bilen, Hedareb, Kunama, Nara, Rashaida, Saho, English