The Ari people live north of the Mago National Park , around Jinka , and has 120,000 members. This is the tribe that has the largest territory in the area.
This lands are exceptionally green and fertile , which allows them to have diversified crops such as cereals , coffee or fruit. They also collect a lot of honey, which is often used as currency exchange , and have many cattle.
Members of the tribe used to paint and scarify their bodies. Women are known for their pottery they sell in markets around . Houses with thatched roofs of Ari are decorated with beautiful murals. The painting is the work of women , while men engaged in agricultural work . The walls of the houses are covered with mud and painted. The Ari speak the Hamer language.