In the past they researched back seven generations, but now five generations is acceptable.
Once this has been done the boy's parents then make contact with the prespective bride's parents through a mediator.
Rural women in particular tend to marry at a very young age than their husbands.
In the past it used to be the custom for the bridegroom to be 30 years of age when getting married following the biblical example of Christ who waited until he was 30 years of age before beginning his public ministry.
When it comes to the type of man that she wants, to say she is very specific is quite the understatement: “..
Before they make any contact with the bride's parents they investigate to make sure that the famalies are not related by blood.The principle Semitic language spoken in the north-western and central part of the country is Amharic, which is also the official language of the modern state.Other main languages are Tigrigna, Guraginya, Adarinya, Afan Oromo, Somalinya, Sidaminya, Afarinya, Gumuz, Berta and Anuak.At the end of the wedding ceremony, the bride stays in her new home with her groom and everyone else on her side of the family leaves.Christian marriages, mainly in Tigray and Amhara regions, are often arranged by the parents of the bride and groom with a great deal of negotiation.An Eritrean woman wearing a head wrap The kesherah consists of one or two cords painted white for the purity of the groom and red for the bride's virginity.