In The Abyssinian he tells the story of a diplomatic mission from Louis XIV of France to the King of Abyssinia.
Abyssinia proper is an elevated region, with a general slope to the north-west.
At this time about a hundred Moslems emigrated to Abyssinia.
There are very often feuds and disputes going on among the petty chiefs, especially in this part of Abyssinia.
The Prince of Abyssinia left the gate open when he, poor fool!
The British Mission in Abyssinia seems to have got into difficulties.
Some one asked him what musical instruments were used in Abyssinia.
The very interesting pictures of Abyssinia by the 10th Company of Engineers were very attractive.
That they had gone down with the Abyssinia he did not for a moment believe.
There he became king of Abyssinia, and his Israelite companions married native women, so a new nation sprang into existence.
old name for Ethiopia, 1630s, from Modern Latin Abyssinia, from Arabic Habasah, the name for the region, said to be from Amharic hbsh "mixed," in reference to the different races dwelling there. In 1920s-30s popular as a slang pun for "I'll be seeing you." Related: Abyssinian.