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Addis ababa

a city in and the capital of Ethiopia, in the central part.
Formerly Abyssinia. a republic in E Africa: formerly a monarchy. 409,266 sq. mi. (1,060,000 sq. km). Present boundaries include Eritrea.
Capital: Addis Ababa.
Also called Abyssinia. an ancient region in NE Africa, bordering on Egypt and the Red Sea.
a former kingdom in E Africa: now a province of Ethiopia. 25,290 sq. mi. (65,501 sq. km).
Capital: Addis Ababa.
Contemporary Examples

The Ethiopian “rebels” of the 1980s overthrew the Derg regime in 1991 and now form the government in Addis Ababa.
The BBC’s Overdue Live Aid Apology Martyn Gregory November 4, 2010

Aboul Gheit had traveled to Addis Ababa early on January 25 to head a delegation at the African Union Summit.
Inside Hosni Mubarak’s Last Days Vivian Salama February 20, 2013

She was 19 at the time, working as a waitress at a sketchy makeshift bar in a small mining town 460 miles north of Addis Ababa.
How An Israeli Stranger Helped An Ethiopian Girl Escape Prostitution Itay Hod February 8, 2014

This will require power diplomacy in Addis Ababa and the region.
Government Ceasefire Is First Step Towards Peace in South Sudan John Prendergast, Akshaya Kumar January 23, 2014

Apparently, goats in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, can ride humans piggyback.
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the capital of Ethiopia, on a central plateau 2400 m (8000 ft) above sea level: founded in 1887; became capital in 1896. Pop: 2 899 000 (2005 est)
a state in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: consolidated as an empire under Menelik II (1889–1913); federated with Eritrea from 1952 until 1993; Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed by the military in 1974 and the monarchy was abolished in 1975; an independence movement in Eritrea was engaged in war with the government from 1961 until 1993. It lies along the Great Rift Valley and consists of deserts in the southeast and northeast and a high central plateau with many rivers (including the Blue Nile) and mountains rising over 4500 m (15 000 ft); the main export is coffee. Language: Amharic. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: birr. Capital: Addis Ababa. Pop: 93 877 025 (2013 est). Area: 1 128 215 sq km (435 614 sq miles) Former name Abyssinia

Latin Aethiopia, from Greek Aithiopia, from Aithiops (see Ethiop). The native name is Abyssinia.
Addis Ababa [(ad-is ab-uh-buh)]

Capital of Ethiopia and largest city in the country, located in the central region.

Country in northeastern Africa bordered by Eritrea to the northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan to the west. Formerly called Abyssinia. Its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.

Note: Ethiopia is Black Africa’s oldest state, tracing its history back more than two thousand years.

Note: Of all African nations, it most successfully withstood European attempts at colonization, remaining independent throughout its history, with the exception of a six-year period (1935–1941) during which it was occupied by Italy, which was then governed by fascists (see fascism).

Note: Ethiopia is one of the world’s oldest Christian nations, having been converted in the fourth century.

Note: Ethiopia was ruled from 1930 to 1936 and again from 1941 to 1974 by the powerful and charismatic Emperor Haile Selassie I (born Ras Tafari Makonnen). Called the “Lion of Judah,” he claimed direct descent from the biblical King Solomon and Queen of Sheba.

Note: Selassie was overthrown by a military junta, which proclaimed a communist government and became closely allied with the Soviet Union.

Note: The junta was overthrown in 1991 and the first multiparty elections were held in 1995.

Note: The country was plagued by famine and economic chaos in the 1980s and 1990s.

country of burnt faces; the Greek word by which the Hebrew Cush is rendered (Gen. 2:13; 2 Kings 19:9; Esther 1:1; Job 28:19; Ps. 68:31; 87:4), a country which lay to the south of Egypt, beginning at Syene on the First Cataract (Ezek. 29:10; 30:6), and extending to beyond the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. It corresponds generally with what is now known as the Soudan (i.e., the land of the blacks). This country was known to the Hebrews, and is described in Isa. 18:1; Zeph. 3:10. They carried on some commercial intercourse with it (Isa. 45:14). Its inhabitants were descendants of Ham (Gen. 10:6; Jer. 13:23; Isa. 18:2, “scattered and peeled,” A.V.; but in R.V., “tall and smooth”). Herodotus, the Greek historian, describes them as “the tallest and handsomest of men.” They are frequently represented on Egyptian monuments, and they are all of the type of the true negro. As might be expected, the history of this country is interwoven with that of Egypt. Ethiopia is spoken of in prophecy (Ps. 68:31; 87:4; Isa. 45:14; Ezek. 30:4-9; Dan. 11:43; Nah. 3:8-10; Hab. 3:7; Zeph. 2:12).

opulent, the mountain district lying to the north-east of Babylonia, anciently the land of the Guti, or Kuti, the modern Kurdistan. The plain lying between these mountains and the Tigris was called su-Edina, i.e., “the border of the plain.” This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa (Ezek. 23:23). Some think it denotes a place in Babylon. (See PEKOD.)


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