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geographical name Ethi·o·pia \ˌē-thē-ˈō-pē-ə\

Definition of Ethiopia

  1. 1 ancient country NE Africa bordering on Red Sea and extending from S Egypt to N (present-day) Ethiopia

  2. 2 or historically Abyssinia play \ˌa-bə-ˈsi-nē-ə, -nyə\ country E Africa; formerly an empire; since 1975 a republic ∗ Addis Ababa area 426,370 square miles (1,104,298 square kilometers), pop 73,053,000

Rhymes with ethiopia

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