American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A country of northeast Africa bordering on the Red Sea. Once part of the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum, it became an Italian colony in 1890 and was named after the Roman term for the Red Sea, Mare erythraeum. Captured by the British during World War II, Eritrea later became a federated part (1952) and then a province (1962) of Ethiopia, from which it gained its independence in 1993. Asmara is the capital and largest city. Population: 4,910,000.
- n. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: State of Eritrea. Its capital city is Asmara.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a province of N Ethiopia on the Red Sea.
- n. an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
- From Latin Erythraea. (Wiktionary)
“TEKLE HEDRU, ERITREA ELECTRIC AUTHORITY: For Eritrea, this is the biggest power plant.”
“ERITREA: REBELS CLAIM KILLING 11 GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS wounded some 20 others in a coordinated attack on military camps in southern Eritrea.”
“But similar reports have been circulating since mid-2008, when an Islamist opposition faction based in Eritrea joined the secular government in a U. N.-sponsored power-sharing deal.”
“Mr. Keflezighi was born in Eritrea and escaped the worn-torn nation with his family, arriving in California when he was 12.”
“If you know folks in Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, or East Timor, encourage them to round the total out (We've pretty much given up on North Korea).”
“Stieg spent part of it in Eritrea, where he had contacts in the Marxist EPLF liberation movement and helped to train a company of women guerrillas in the use of grenade launchers.”
“I saw women who had traveled enormous personal distancestraditional village women in Eritrea who became platoon leaders in the country's independence war; Kurdish women who led their families to safety over mined mountain passes after the failure of their uprising against Saddam Hussein.”
“I’d be willing to bet that most folks in this country don’t even know what continent Eritrea is on (it’s Africa), let alone the characteristics of the indigenous stew.”
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