The Bana people live live in the south-west part of Ethiopia, in the Omo river basin. It is a small Ethnic group, numbering about 30,000 people, but, as they are close relatives of the Hamer ethnic group, they share the same (Omotic) language, and the same culture. They inter-marry with The Hamer.
The Bana divided into more than 20 clans, which are separated into two moieties: the Galabu and the Binna.
These days, the road to Jinka cross their territory, and due to the road, Key-Afar, the main village, became a small town with an impressive Thursday market. The effect on the Bana culture is huge, with mostly the young people abandoning the tradition.