proethiopian

Ethiopian

[ee-thee-oh-pee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Ethiopia or to its inhabitants.
2.
belonging to the part of Africa south of the equator.
3.
Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising Africa south of the tropic of Cancer, the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Madagascar.
4.
Archaic. black African.
noun
5.
a native of Ethiopia.
6.
a member of any of various supposedly dark-skinned peoples regarded by the ancients as coming from a country lying south of Egypt.
7.
Archaic. a black African.

Origin:
1545–55; Ethiopi(a) + -an

pro-Ethiopian, adjective, noun
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Ethiopian (ˌiːθɪˈəʊpɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of Ethiopia, its people, or any of their languages
2.  of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of Africa south of the Sahara
3.  obsolete anthropol of or belonging to a postulated racial group characterized by dark skin, an oval elongated face, and thin lips, living chiefly in Africa south of the Sahara
 
n
4.  a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
5.  any of the languages of Ethiopia, esp Amharic
 
n, —adj
6.  an archaic word for Black

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