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[shoh-ah] /ˈʃoʊ ɑ/
a former kingdom in E Africa: now a province of Ethiopia. 25,290 sq. mi. (65,501 sq. km).
Capital: Addis Ababa.


or Shoah

[shoh-uh] /ˈʃoʊ ə/
the Holocaust.
Origin of Shoa
< Hebrew Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Blood flowing from the veins of a subject finds no pleasure in the eyes of the ruler of Shoa.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • Among the hill-districts of Shoa he attempted to stop our pursuit.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • Pigeons are frequent both in Shoa and in the eastern provinces.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • He was a merchant, who had come from the Shoa country, and was going down to Massowah with musk and gold.

    Sport in Abyssinia Dermot Mayo
  • The chief bearing of the mountain chains in Shoa is north and south, with spurs to the west and east.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • The sinew which shrank, and the eating of which was prohibited to the Israelite, is also prohibited in Shoa.

  • Abundance of water makes the provinces of Shoa a favourite place of resort to many species of Grallatores.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • Tigre and Amhara constitute one kingdom, and Shoa another; they are all divided into a great number of smaller provinces.

  • Chaat is a shrub very extensively cultivated, both in Shoa and in the countries adjacent.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • There are two kinds of marriage in Shoa: one a mere arrangement to cohabit, the other a holy ceremony.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
Shoa in the Bible

opulent, the mountain district lying to the north-east of Babylonia, anciently the land of the Guti, or Kuti, the modern Kurdistan. The plain lying between these mountains and the Tigris was called su-Edina, i.e., "the border of the plain." This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa (Ezek. 23:23). Some think it denotes a place in Babylon. (See PEKOD.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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