Meet one of the first Ethiopians to come to Colorado: At first glance, Yoseph Tafari may look as normal and carefree as anyone else. He came to Colorado by way of Ethiopia and he arrived before Colorado was the “it” place to be. 

By Ama Arthur-Amash, Cody Broadway (9NEWS/KUSA) |

ENGLEWOOD, Col.―Here at 9NEWS, we are well aware of how fortunate we are to call Colorado home. In fact, Colorado is becoming home to more people than ever – it’s well-known that many transplants flock to this beautiful state year after year.

Our growing population is made up of several diverse communities.

Recently, we did something a little different. We decided to embed ourselves in one such community and when we did, we met an exceptional person.

At first glance, Yoseph Tafari may look as normal and carefree as anyone else. He came to Colorado by way of Ethiopia and he arrived before Colorado was the “it” place to be. In fact, he was one of the first Ethiopians to arrive here about 40 years ago.

Now the Ethiopian community of Colorado is about 40,000 strong and they are an integral part of the international fabric which makes our state so great.

So today we bring you the story of one man’s journey to Colorado.

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Source: 9NEWS
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