Adowa



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a town in N Ethiopia: Italians defeated 1896.
Historical Examples

We were frequently delayed by demands from local chiefs for toll dues, and did not arrive at Adowa till December 6.
The World’s Greatest Books, Volume 19 Various

Mansfield Parkyns, in his very entertaining book on Abyssinia, gives an account of the silversmiths at Adowa.
Sport in Abyssinia Dermot Mayo

The houses of Adowa are of rough stone, cemented with mud instead of mortar.
The Life and Adventures of Bruce, the African Traveller Francis Head

The contagion from Masuah and Adowa had spread itself all over Gondar.
The Life and Adventures of Bruce, the African Traveller Francis Head

In the afternoon Bruce had a visit from the Governor of Adowa, a tall, fine-looking man of about sixty years of age.
The Life and Adventures of Bruce, the African Traveller Francis Head

Mangash made no reply, and Baratieri crossing the Mareb advanced to Adowa, but four days later was obliged to return northwards.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

He had come from Adowa, and, having very little money, was nearly starved on the road.
Sport in Abyssinia Dermot Mayo

Thus a month was lost, during which the Abyssinian army advanced to Hausen, a position slightly south of Adowa.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

Game is abundant, and elephants were in the neighbourhood, as the hunters from Adowa had been here.
Sport in Abyssinia Dermot Mayo

In Italy the news of the defeat of Adowa caused deep discouragement and dismay.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

noun
a variant spelling of Aduwa
noun
a town in N Ethiopia: Emperor Menelik II defeated the Italians here in 1896. Pop: 46 272 (2005 est) Italian name Adua (aˈdua)

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