Eritrea

geographical name
Er·​i·​trea | \ ˌer-ə-ˈtrē-ə How to pronounce Eritrea (audio) , -ˈtrā- \

Definition of Eritrea

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

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Eritrean \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈtrē-​ən How to pronounce Eritrea (audio) , -​ˈtrā-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Eritrea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eritrea. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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