Ethiopia
geographical name 1. ancient country NE Africa bordering on Red Sea and extending from S Egypt to N (present-day) Ethiopia 2. (or Abyssinia) country E Africa; formerly an empire; since 1975 a republic capital Addis Ababa area 471,776 square miles (1,226,618 square kilometers), population 55,699,000

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