Abyssinia

geographical name
Ab·​ys·​sin·​ia | \ ˌa-bə-ˈsi-nē-ə How to pronounce Abyssinia (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of Abyssinia

a historical name — see ethiopia sense 2

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Abyssinian \ ˌa-​bə-​ˈsi-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Abyssinian (audio) , -​nyən \ adjective or noun

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“Abyssinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abyssinia. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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