Adowa

Adowa

[ah-doo-wah]
noun
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Adowa (ˈɑːdʊˌwɑː)
 
n
a variant spelling of Aduwa

Aduwa or Adowa (ˈɑːdʊˌwɑː)
 
n
Italian name: Adua a town in N Ethiopia: Emperor Menelik II defeated the Italians here in 1896. Pop: 46 272 (2005 est)
 
Adowa or Adowa (ˈɑːdʊˌwɑː, aˈdua)
 
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adowa

town, northern Ethiopia. Adwa lies on the east-west highway between Aksum and Adi Grat at its junction with the road north to Asmara (Asmera), in Eritrea. Adwa is a market centre (grains, honey, hides, coffee) for the Tigray people. The town is located 10 miles (16 km) west of an area of fantastic volcanic formations. On March 1, 1896, Emperor Menilek II defeated an Italian force there. Nearby are the ruins of Fremona, headquarters for the Portuguese Jesuits who came to Ethiopia in the 16th and 17th centuries. Pop. (1994) 24,519.

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