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). Displaced native Old English Siġelhearwena land (literally land of the sun worshippers).

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Ethiopia

  1. A country in East Africa.
    • 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.
    1. The Ethiopian Empire, from c. 1270 to 1974; Abyssinia.
    2. Italian Ethiopia, from 1936 to 1941.
    3. Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia, from 1974 to 1987; Derg.
    4. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, since 1987.
  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, page 243:
      The Greeks denominated this region of the country, undefined in its limits, Ethiopia or the ‘land of black faces’; the people we call Nubians, are by the Arabs comprehended under the general name of Baraba, and if you enter the bureau of a merchant, or the mansion of a wealthy personage at Cairo or Alexandria, you will be pretty sure to find the atendants to be Berberees.

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Dinka

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Ethiopia

  1. Ethiopia (a country in East Africa)

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Ethiopia f

  1. Pre-reform spelling (until Brazil 1943/Portugal 1911) of Etiópia. : Ethiopia (a country in East Africa)

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Ethiopia

  1. Ethiopia (a country in East Africa)

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