Ethiopia

geographical name
Ethi·​o·​pia | \ ˌē-thē-ˈō-pē-ə How to pronounce Ethiopia (audio) \

Definition of Ethiopia

1 ancient country in northeastern Africa bordering on the Red Sea and extending from southern Egypt to northern (present-day) Ethiopia
2 or historically Abyssinia \ ˌa-​bə-​ˈsi-​nē-​ə How to pronounce Ethiopia (audio) , -​nyə \ landlocked country of eastern Africa; formerly an empire; since 1975 a republic; capital Addis Ababa area 426,373 square miles (1,104,300 square kilometers), population 108,386,000

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“Ethiopia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ethiopia. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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