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Inside Washington D.C.'s 'Little Ethiopia'

Washington (CNN) -- A record shop blares the contagious thump-thump of Ethiopian music. The aroma of strong coffee fills the air. And thick spices tickle your nose virtually every half a block.

This is 9th and U Street in Washington, D.C. -- the unofficially designated "Little Ethiopia". Africans have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and it's clear here in the 25 shops and restaurants huddled together in one city block.

"You see within the Ethiopian community when you have someone start a business, that person becomes a role model for others," explains Tsehaye Teferra, President of the Ethiopian Community Development Council. "So you are absolutely sure that you get three, four businesses the next day in the same location."

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  • ANGEREB Added It will be second ethiopia in washington dc ,it is not far we will have anather ethiopia in north america.
  • hanna Added i'm proud of you guys keep it up
  • mimi Added Endalke, thank you so much, how about region? I think it should be addis ababa. My Qebele is 27

    Thank you again. You have no idea how you how helped me out.
  • Endalke Added Hi Mimiye
    Zone = Wereda = 6
    Kifleketema = Addis Ketema
    Kebeleshen alakewem
  • mimi Added Can someone tell me the region, zone and wereda or kifle ketema for addis ababa mesaalemia area please? I am trying to fill out a form here and i don't know what to write.

    thank you.
  • mesuu Added I wish this place officially called Little Ethiopia
  • weyalaw Added u wanna visit dis place
  • sisi Added wow...keep doing like this ..this is what we wish for Ethiopians and Ethiopia to be called and seen by other peoples of the world...God bless Ethiopia!!!!!!!!!!

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