Ethiopia

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

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 , -​nyə \ landlocked country of eastern Africa; formerly an empire; since 1975 a republic; capital Addis Ababa area 426,370 square miles (1,104,298 square kilometers), population 73,835,000

see also ethiopian entry 1

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