The Tsemako (Themai or Guile)
They are living in weyto plain and shared their border with konso in the east with the maale in the north, with the Erbore in the south, with the Borena in the southeast and with Hamer in the west. The annual average temperature and rainfall ranges 250 and 500mm respectively.
Their language belongs to lowland East Cushetic language sub-family. And they are agro-pastoralists mainly cultivating sorghum and maize. Moreover, they also keep livestock and practice fishing.
They follow almost traditional religion and worship their ancestral gods. They sacrifices on the graves for healing from illness and to beg the mercy of the ancestral spirits. And Omens are consulted before any significant social event, or to explain unusual events such as drought, and abnormal birth.
Like any other Ethnic groups, males and females of Tsemako are decorated colorfully. They wear beads around their necks. And the men wrap a piece of cloth around their waist.