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Amharic(Encyclopedia)Amharic mhâr´k [key], language of Ethiopia belonging to the South Ethiopic group of South Semitic languages, which, in turn, belong to the Semitic subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of language...
Páez, Pedro(Encyclopedia)Páez, Pedro p´r pä´th [key], 1564–1622, Spanish Jesuit missionary. He preached in Goa, India, was enslaved for seven years in Sana, Yemen, and in 1603 arrived in Ethiopia. He rapidly le...
Addis Ababa(Encyclopedia)Addis Ababa d´s b´b [key] [Amharic,=new flower], city (1994 pop. 2,112,737), capital of Ethiopia. It is situated at c.8,000 ft (2,440 m) on a well-watered plateau surrounded by hills and m...
Haile Selassie(Encyclopedia)Haile Selassie h´l sls´, –lä´s [key], [Amharic,=power of the Trinity], 1892–1975, emperor of Ethiopia (1930–74). He was born Tafari Makonnen, the son of a noted general and the g...
Falashas(Encyclopedia)Falashas fälä´shs [key] [Amharic,=exiles], Jews of Ethiopia who refer to themselves as Beta Israel (House of Israel). Long isolated from mainstream Judaism, they practice a form of the religion b...
name(Encyclopedia)name. Personal identifying names are found in every known culture, and they often pass from one language to another. Hence the occurrence of Native American place names throughout the United States an...
Afroasiatic languages(Encyclopedia)Afroasiatic languages frzht´k [key], formerly Hamito-Semitic languageshm´t-smt´k [key], family of languages spoken by more than 250 million people in N Africa; much of t...
Ethiopia(Encyclopedia)Ethiopia th´p [key], officially Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, republic (2015 est. pop. 99,873,000), 471,776 sq mi (1,221,900 sq km), NE Africa. It borders on Eritrea in the north...
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