geographical name

Ethi·​o·​pia ˌē-thē-ˈō-pē-ə How to pronounce Ethiopia (audio)
ancient country in northeastern Africa bordering on the Red Sea and extending from southern Egypt to northern (present-day) Ethiopia
or historically Abyssinia 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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