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Which is correct, Abyssinia or Ethiopia?

March 31, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Geography

Ethiopia is the ancient name of the country in northeastern Africa. It is of Greek origin and literally means the “land of burnt-face people,” alluding to the dark-skinned people in that region. Homer and other classical Greek writers applied the name vaguely to the lands south of Egypt. Abyssinia is the name commonly applied to …

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