Eritrea
geographical name country NE Africa bordering on Red Sea capital Asmara; incorporated (1962) into Ethiopia; voted (1993) in favor of independence area 45,405 square miles (117,599 square kilometers), population 3,317,611 • Eritrean adjective or noun

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  • Eritrea — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا Dawlat Irītriyā Stato dell Eritrea Estado de Eritrea …   Wikipedia Español

  • Eritrea —    Eritrea was an Italian colony on the Red Sea coast of east Africa. In 1869, the Rubattino Steamship Company had purchased the port of Assab to use as a trading station on the Red Sea. When the port proved less than successful, Italian… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Eritrea —    Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. Most of the population is divided equally between Islam and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.    As early as 1866, the Swedish Evangelical Mission opened work among the Kunama. They were… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Eritrea — n. 1. a province of N Ethiopia on the Red Sea. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eritrēa — Eritrēa, s. Erythräa …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Eritrea — Eritrēa, ital. Schreibung für Erythräa (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Eritrea — named 1890 when it was an Italian colony, from Mare Erythreum, Roman name of the Red Sea, from Gk. Erythre Thalassa, lit. Red Sea (to the Greeks also including the Gulf of Arabia and the Indian Ocean), from erythros red (see RED (Cf. red) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eritrea — [er΄ə trē′ə] country in E Africa, on the Red Sea: formerly part of Ethiopia, it became independent in 1993: 36,171 sq mi (93,683 sq km); pop. 3,525,000; cap. Asmara Eritrean adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Eritrea — Infobox Country native name = Hagere Ertra Unicode|ሃገረ ኤርትራ دولة إرتريا Dawlat Iritriya conventional long name = State of Eritrea common name = Eritrea national anthem = Ertra, Ertra, Ertra official languages = none at national level1 demonym =… …   Wikipedia

  • Eritrea — Eritrean, adj., n. /er i tree euh/; It. /e rddee trdde ah/, n. a republic in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: Italian colony 1890 1941; province of Ethiopia 1962 93; independent since 1993. 3,589,687; 47,076 sq. mi. (121,927 sq. km). Cap.: Asmara. * *… …   Universalium

  • Eritrea — ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagärä Ertra (Tigrinya) دولة إرتريا Dawlat Iritriyya (arab.) Staat Eritrea …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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