American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A town of northern Ethiopia south of Asmara, Eritrea. Emperor Menelik II decisively defeated the Italians here in 1896 to secure recognition of Ethiopia's independence. Population: 43,500.
“Similar weapons from at least three different kingdoms lay bare-bladed on the flagstones, among the pepper leaves and white rose petals that his mother always spread about the floor when she made coffee in Adwa in the summer.”
“The above appears to be a deliberate distortion of an event in the 19th Century, the battle of Adwa, where Ethiopians handed a humiliating defeat to the Italians.”
“I would follow the route that Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taitu took to reach Adwa in 1895, there to defeat the Italian armies and preserve Ethiopia's independence even as the rest of our continent fell victim to the scramble for Africa.”
“I would follow the route that Emperor Menelik II and Empress Taitu took to reach Adwa in 1895, there to defeat the Italian armies and preserve”
“However, the 'plane was shot down near the north Ethiopian town of Adwa, about 400km from Djibouti, Bramdeo said.”
“They said security forces raided the militants 'hideout in the town of Adwa in Minya province, 260 km (160 miles) south of Cairo, and in a three-hour clash one policeman and five militants were killed.”
“Located in the Mehakelegnaw Zone of the Tigray Region near the base of the Adwa mountains, the city has an elevation of 2130 metres.”
“The stunning victory at Adwa required Europeans to take Ethiopia and Africa more seriously.”
“The stunning victory at Adwa required Europeans to take”
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