National Geographic : 1935 Sep
318 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by E. A . Salisbury © Ewing Galloway BEFORE THEIR MUD-WALLED HOUSE THIS ETHIOPIAN GROUP NEAR THE SUDAN BORDER ENJOYS AN EVENING SMOKE Their hookah, or family pipe, is passed from mouth to mouth. Highland Ethiopians do not smoke, because their Emperor Menelik II prohibited it. No tobacco is grown on the plateau, and that sold in Addis Ababa is bought only by foreigners. Photograph from Leo B. Roberts CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN ETHIOPIA ARE ALWAYS SURROUNDED BY A GROVE OF TREES The grass roof extends far enough from the mud walls to protect them from the torrential rains. The church is the most important factor in the life of the people.