a state of SE Nigeria. Capital: Umuahia. Pop: 2 833 999 (2006 est). Area: 6320 sq km (2440 sq miles)
Historical Examples

In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam, abia reigned over Juda.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

Izates, however, was successful, and abia killed himself in despair.
History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

The inventive resources of abia Colburn were not yet exhausted.
Curiosities of Human Nature Anonymous

Hesron also had to wife abia who bore him Ashur the father of Thecua.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

Y que una sola vez abia inbocado al demonio diziendole Demonio ven a mi llamado y mandado.
A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4 Henry Charles Lea

Now the name of his firstborn son was Joel: and the name of the second was abia, judges in Bersabee.
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And abia and his people slew them with a great slaughter, and there fell wounded of Israel five hundred thousand valiant men.
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But abia, being strengthened in his kingdom, took fourteen wives: and begot two and twenty sons, and sixteen daughters.
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And the rest of the acts of abia, and of his ways and works, are written diligently in the book of Addo the prophet.
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Zacharias belonged to the course of priests named after Abijah, and known in later time as the course of abia.
Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage

my father is the Lord, the Greek form of Abijah, or Abijam (Matt. 1:7), instead of Abiah (1 Chr. 7:8). In Luke 1:5, the name refers to the head of the eighth of the twenty-four courses into which David divided the priests (1 Chr. 24:10).

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