I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a member of any of the mythical or actual peoples usually described by the ancient Greeks as dark-skinned and living far to the south 2. archaic a black person 3. a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia II. adjective Date: 1557 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the inhabitants or the country of Ethiopia 2. of, relating to, or being the biogeographic region that includes Africa south of the Sahara, southern Arabia, and sometimes Madagascar and the adjacent islands

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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