geographical name

Er·​i·​trea ˌer-ə-ˈtrē-ə How to pronounce Eritrea (audio)
country of northeastern Africa bordering on the Red Sea across from Yemen and Saudi Arabia; capital Asmara; became part of Ethiopia in 1962 and then became independent in 1993; area 45,406 square miles (117,600 square kilometers), population 5,971,000
Eritrean adjective or noun

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“Eritrea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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