A Mursi girl, accompanied by her dog, carries a large clay pot to collect water from the Omo River. Her earlobes are already pierced and extended, and decorated with round clay discs. She is dressed in skins, attractively decorated with thin stripesThe Mursi speak a Nilotic language and have affinities with the Shilluk and Anuak of eastern Sudan. They live in a remote area of southwest Ethiopia along the Omo River, the country's largest river, which flows over 600 miles before discharging its waters into Lake Turkana. Agriculture provides the basis of their livelihood with two crops possible a year.The culture, social organisation, customs and values of the people have changed little.