Definitions for Ethiopiaˌi θiˈoʊ pi ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

E•thi•o•pi•aˌi θiˈoʊ pi ə(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Formerly, Abyssinia.; Cap.: Addis Ababa.

  2. Category: Antiquities, Geography (places)

    Ref: Also called Abyssinia.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Yaltopya, Abyssinia(noun)

    Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia

Wiktionary

  1. Ethiopia(ProperNoun)

    Country in Eastern Africa. Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

  2. Ethiopia(ProperNoun)

    Sub-Saharan Africa, especially the parts south of Egypt and along and east of the Nile

Freebase

  1. Ethiopia

    Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 86,000,000 inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populated nation on the African continent. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres, and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is one of the oldest locations of human life known to scientists and is widely considered the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East and points beyond. Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BC, Ethiopia was a monarchy for most of its history. Alongside Rome, Persia, China and India, the Kingdom of Aksum was one of the great world powers of the 3rd century. In the 4th century, it was the first major empire in the world to officially adopt Christianity as a state religion. During the late 19th-century Scramble for Africa, Ethiopia was the only African country beside Liberia that retained its sovereignty as a recognized independent country. It was one of only four African members of the 20th-century League of Nations established following World War I. When other African nations gained their independence following World War II, many of them adopted the colors of Ethiopia's flag. Addis Ababa became the base for several global non-profit organizations focused on Africa. In 1974, at the end of Haile Selassie I's reign, Ethiopia became a federal republic ruled by a military junta known as the Derg, based on communism. In 1987 Mengistu established the Ethiopian People's Democratic Republic which survived until being defeated by a coalition, loosely called the EPRDF. It had ruled since 1991.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ethiopia

    a term loosely used in ancient times to indicate the territory inhabited by black or dark-coloured people; latterly applied to an undefined tract of land stretching S. of Egypt to the Gulf of Aden, which constituted the kingdom of the Ethiopians, a people of Semitic origin and speaking a Semitic language called Ge'ez, who were successively conquered by the Egyptians, Persians, and Romans; are known in the Bible; their first king is supposed to have been Menilehek, son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba; their literature consists mostly of translations and collections of saws and riddles; the language is no longer spoken.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ethiopia

    An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.


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