Name: YM, AM and TM
Age: 4 years, 6 years, and 7 years
Gender: All children are Male
Country of Origin: Ethiopia
Waiting Since: March 26, 2012
Summary: These boys are from the Tigray region of Ethiopia. All three boys are developmentally on target and healthy. AM and TM are able to print some letters, perform simple mathematical calculations and follow two step commands. YM is able to tie his shoes, ask questions and name all of his colors. All three boys are very bonded and enjoy playing soccer with each other. Now all they need is their forever family.
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Information about Tigray
Location: northern part of Ethiopia
Canyon west of Adigrat in northern Tigray
President: Ato Tsegaye Berhe
Area: 80,000 square k.m
Topography: 600-3000 meters above sea level
Climate: Hot and mild
Working language: Tigrigna
Distance from Addis Ababa to Mekele: 783 k.m
(the following was found on http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/595583/Tigray)
Tigray, also spelled Tegray, Tigrai, or Tigre, historical region, northern Ethiopia. Its western part rises in high-plateau country where elevations generally range between 5,000 and 11,000 feet (1,500 and 3,300 metres). The region is drained by the Tekeze and Gash (Mareb) rivers. To the east lies the Denakil Plain, including the Kobar Sink (some 380 feet [116 metres] below sea level).
Tigray contains the core of the ancient Aksumite kingdom and the historic settlements of Aksum, the kingdom’s capital; Yeha, a ruined town of great antiquity; and Adwa, the site of a battle in 1896 in which the Italian invading force was defeated.
Although vegetation is sparse, most of Tigray’s population is engaged in agriculture (cereals, legumes, coffee, and cotton) and stock raising. Hides and skins are important exports. Salt and potash from desert deposits are also exported. The region, which has long been home to the Tigray people, also supports the Raya, Azebo, Afar, and Agew peoples.