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Eritrean nationalism is centered on the fact that the Eritreans share a common history, and as such constitute a nation unto themselves. Even though there is a natural basis for Eritrean nationalism, there is still diversity within Eritrean demographics. Eritrea has nine major ethnic groups, each with their own language and culture and is split between two major religions, even though there is 70% Christianity in Eritrea. However the Eritrean government seeks to foster Eritrean nationalism through programs such as national service programs, the promotion of liberal nationalism and the Formation of the YPFDJ and curbing foreign influences.[1][2]

Symbols

Symbols that have been associated with Eritrean nationalism include the emblem of Eritrea, the anthem Ertra, Ertra, Ertra, and the Flag of Eritrea as well as the Flag of the EPLF. Movements that have been associated with Eritrean nationalism include the Eritrean Liberation Front, Eritrean People's Liberation Front and People's Front for Democracy and Justice. People that are often associated with Eritrean nationalism include Isaias Afwerki, Sebhat Efrem and Ramadan Mohammed Nur.

See also

References

  1. ^ KILLION, TOM (19 March 1995). "PERSPECTIVE ON ERITREA : Putting Nationalism in a Good Light : A fierce love of their land, newly independent from Ethiopia, unites a diverse people against powerful odds" – via LA Times.
  2. ^ Sorenson, John. "Discourses on Eritrean nationalism and identity." The Journal of Modern African Studies 29.2 (1991): 301-317.