Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Ab·ys·sin·i·a (ăbˌĭ-sĭnˈē-ə)Ethiopia A country of northeast Africa. A kingdom was established around Aksum in the 1st century A.D. and declined in the 7th century. After a long period of disorder, the area was finally reunited in 1889 by Emperor Menelik II, who greatly expanded Ethiopia by conquest. Italy invaded in 1935 and held the country until 1941. Following the military overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie (ruled 1930-1974), a socialist state was established. The country suffered enormous hardship from war with rebels from the province of Eritrea (which declared independence in 1993) and from famine and drought. Guerrilla forces toppled the government in 1991 and subsequently established a transitional government. Addis Ababa is the capital and the largest city. Population: 76,500,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
  • proper n. Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the parts south of Egypt and along and east of the Nile

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  • n. Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Αἰθιοπία (Aithiopia), from Αἰθίοψ (Aithiops, "charred complexion"), from αἴθω (aithō, "I burn") + ὤψ (ōps, "eye, face, complexion"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Open Letter to HRH, Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani, on Ethiopia yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Open Letter to HRH, Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani, on Ethiopia'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The case of ´Ethiopia´ is far more dangerous as the misrepresentation is an instrument of elimination of nations.

    Open Letter to HRH, Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani, on Ethiopia

  • To speak somewhat more of Ethiopia, although there are many nations called Ethiopians, yet is Ethiopia chiefly divided into two parts, one of which being a great and rich region, is called _Ethiopia sub Egypto_, or Ethiopia to the south of Egypt.

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  • ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife) -- A mob of Islamic extremists have stoned two Christians in Ethiopia, the latest in a series of incidents against Christian believers in the African nation, rights investigators said Tuesday, July 29.

    BosNewsLife - Christian News Agency

  • APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) ­Ethiopia launched on Sunday a multi million mobile telephone network to increase its mobile telephone subscribers to 12 million from the current 4.1 million.

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  • As well as Universal Medicare & Social Welfare. ethiopia Role model for animal-welfare and human-welfare projects in Ethiopia - Ethiopian Review polymath22 Iowa Department of Human Services to Layoff

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  • Based on the HRW report, one can reasonably conclude that U.S. aid policy in Ethiopia is reeling out of control.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Feed Them and Bleed Them

  • The aid provided by members of the DAG in Ethiopia is transforming the lives of millions of poor people through basic services such as healthcare, education and water, and long-term food security.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Feed Them and Bleed Them

  • Government communications minister Bereket Simon says food distribution in Ethiopia is based on humanitarian needs not political

    Ethiopia Dismisses Human Rights Watch Report

  • With 537,000 borrowers and another 225,000 savers (as of December 2006), Amhara Credit & Savings Institution in Ethiopia is one of Africa's largest microfinanciers.

    Microfinance Fever

  • But the term Ethiopia both in the Old and New Testament, and in ancient and modern history, in nearly every instance, applies to a country in Africa, lying south of Egypt, including the present countries of Nubia, Abyssinia and parts of other territory.

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