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the title of the chief bishop of the Ethiopian Church.
Historical Examples

The Abuna quitted the court, plunged in the deepest distress, and a bloody war ensued, which shook the empire to its foundation.
The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris

The head of the church is called the Abuna (‘our father’), and is consecrated by the Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

The aged Abuna found himself alone and deserted in the same spot which he had occupied during the attack.
The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris

This was finally settled in 1903 by the treaty of Petropolis, which provided that the line should ascend the Abuna river to lat.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2 Various

It is the tomb of Aahmes, the son of Abuna, the chief of the steersmen.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI) Max Duncker

But a more imposing rite attends the oath of celibacy before the Abuna.
The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris


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