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Abyssinia

[ab-uh-sin-ee-uh] /ˌæb əˈsɪn i ə/
noun
1.
former name of Ethiopia (def 1).
2.
Ethiopia (def 2).
Related forms
Abyssinian, adjective, noun
pro-Abyssinian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for proabyssinian

Abyssinia

/ˌæbɪˈsɪnɪə/
noun
1.
a former name for Ethiopia
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Word Origin and History for proabyssinian
Abyssinia
old name for "Ethiopia," 1630s, from Mod.L., from Arabic Habasah, the name for the region.
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