Djibouti on the Gulf of Aden is a desert country and serves as an Ethiopian port. Djibouti contributes to an area of 22,000 sq. Km, the population accounts to 644,000. The two ethnic groups of Djibouti are Afars and Issas. These groups have a tradition of nomadic herding. Now half of these groups live in settled homes in Djibouti its capital city. The Red sea port in this area generates much of the country's income. The fishing industry thrives on its rich waters. The main languages spoken by the people of Djibouti are Arabic and French. It is the ones of the world's poorest countries that scrapes a living from farming. Dominated by deserts Djibouti is plagued by droughts.