Ethiopia

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See also: Ethiópia and Eþíópía

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Ethiopia
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From Latin Aethiopia, from Ancient Greek Αἰθιοπία (Aithiopía), from Αἰθίοψ (Aithíops), of disputed origin (see the latter article).

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Ethiopia

  1. Country in Eastern Africa
    1. The Ethiopian Empire, from c. 1270 to 1974; Abyssinia
    2. Italian Ethiopia, from 1936 to 1947
    3. Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia, from 1974 to 1987; Derg
    4. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, since 1987
    • 1991, Tesfaye Tesemma, “Improvement of indigenous durum wheat landraces in Ethiopia” in Plant Genetic Resources of Ethiopia, 288:
      Wheat has been and continues to be one of the most important cereal crops in Ethiopia in terms of both area under cultivation and production.
  2. (historical) Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the parts south of Egypt and along and east of the Nile
    • 1553, Richard Eden, A treatyse of the newe India, unnumbered:
      The Diamande is engendred in the mynes of India, Ethiopia, Arabia, Macedonia, and Cyprus, and in the golde mynes of the same countries.
    • 1858, George Leighton Ditson, The Para Papers on France, Egypt and Ethiopia, 255:
      we have the testimony of nearly the most ancient and the most admired of the Greek poets, who represents in his Iliad, Jupiter and the other immortals going to Ethiopia to recieve the oblations and feasts which the Ethiopians offer to them every year


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Dinka[edit]

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Ethiopia

  1. Ethiopia

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Ethiopia f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Etiópia (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).

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Ethiopia

  1. Ethiopia

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