The name for the Karo tribe means ‘Fish Eaters’ in Hamer’s tribe language. This is how their cousins who mostly do cattle breeding named the people who moved closer to the Omo river and began to fish. Although the people of Karo deny any connection with the fishing and insist that their name comes from something else, one thing is true for sure: their villages have the most scenic views overlooking the river.
At this point, only around 2.000 people remain in the Karo tribe (as opposed to 350.000 people of Konso Tribe or 70.000 of Hamer). However, the tribe is still one of the most attractive of all the tribes living in the valley of the Omo river in the Southern Ethiopia.