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  • Aksum | ancient kingdom, Africa | Britannica.com
    whose princes shaped a new Christian line in the Zagwe dynasty of the 12th 13th century Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 2 12 2015 You may also be interested in Africa Horn of Africa eastern Africa Dahomey Punt Awash River Adal Somaliland Amhara Plateau Jubba River Blue Nile River Lalībela Keep exploring Africa at Random Fact or Fiction Hit the Road Quiz It s All in the Name Editor Picks 8 Fruits on My Bucket List Know Your Joe 5 Things You Didn t Know About Coffee What made you want to look up Aksum To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Aksum Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Aksum ancient kingdom Africa APA style Aksum 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Aksum ancient kingdom Africa Harvard style Aksum 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Aksum ancient kingdom Africa Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Aksum accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Aksum ancient kingdom Africa While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters

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  • Hadar | anthropological and archaeological site, Ethiopia | Britannica.com
    Ababa The lower valley of the Awash River i e the Hadar area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980 Lucy skeletal remains Cleveland Museum of Natural History The Hadar remains include partial skeletons of Australopithecus afarensis a key species in human evolution Major paleontological work began at Hadar in the early 1970s and was led by the American anthropologist Donald Johanson His team discovered a 40 percent

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  • Ogaden | region, Ethiopia | Britannica.com
    reprisal for their complicity in the invasion Villagers fled and by the early 1980s the number of refugees in Somalia from the Ogaden exceeded 1 500 000 most of them women and children The region witnessed periodic unrest throughout the 1980s and 90s and the issue of effective control over the Ogaden remains unresolved Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 8 26 2015 You may also be interested in eastern Africa Sudan Tigray Horn of Africa history of Latin America Africa Southeast Asia Palestine western Africa ancient Iran Central America North Africa Keep exploring Hit the Road Quiz Earth s Features Fact or Fiction World Tour 6 Exotic Diseases That Could Come to a Town Near You 7 Drugs that Changed the World What made you want to look up Ogaden To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Ogaden Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Ogaden APA style Ogaden 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Ogaden Harvard style Ogaden 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Ogaden Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Ogaden accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Ogaden While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other

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  • Gonder | Ethiopia | Britannica.com
    of subsistence farming Gonder s craftsmen produce textiles jewelry copperware and leatherwork The city is a significant highway junction and is served by an airport The modern hospital has an attached medical university training staff for rural clinics Pop 2007 prelim 206 987 Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 7 10 2015 You may also be interested in Africa Addis Ababa eastern Africa Lalībela Aksum Aksum Hadar Ogaden Lake Tana Hārer Tigray Shewa Keep exploring Capitals Cities Fact or Fiction Hit the Road Quiz World Cities Trivia with a Capital Tea 5 Things You Didn t Know About Tea 7 Scary Surgical Instruments Then and Now What made you want to look up Gonder To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Gonder Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Gonder APA style Gonder 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Gonder Harvard style Gonder 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Gonder Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Gonder accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Gonder While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or

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  • Lake Tana | lake, Ethiopia | Britannica.com
    extremity near Bahir Dar The lake s surface covers 1 418 square miles 3 673 square km with a surrounding drainage of 4 500 square miles 11 650 square km its maximum depth is 45 feet 14 metres The reputed source of the Blue Nile is the Little Abbay which rises south of the lake near Mount Amedamit it is the longest about 85 miles 135 km of the lake

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  • Harer | Ethiopia | Britannica.com
    pressing and the processing of sansevieria fibre Basket weaving is a commercially important craft as is the production of silver jewelry The population includes the local Hareri Adere who speak a Semitic language and have a literature written in Arabic script as well as the Amhara Oromo and Somalis The Hārer Military Academy is situated in the town A wildlife refuge is located to the south and the ʿAlem Maya Alemaya University of Agriculture is nearby Pop 2007 prelim 99 321 Comments Share Email Print Cite You may also be interested in Africa Addis Ababa eastern Africa Lalībela Aksum Aksum Hadar Ogaden Gonder Lake Tana Tigray Shewa Keep exploring Capitals Cities Fact or Fiction Hit the Road Quiz World Cities 10 Incredible Uses for Eggs 9 Fun Facts About Sleep What made you want to look up H ā rer To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Harer Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Harer APA style Harer 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Harer Harvard style Harer 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Harer Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Harer accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Harer While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please

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  • Tigray | historical region, Ethiopia | Britannica.com
    of the Gonder and Shewa regions to the south It was also under constant threat from Egyptian Sudanese British and Italian armies trying to penetrate to the interior After occupation by Italy 1935 41 it was governed by officials appointed from the national capital in Addis Ababa In 1975 the Tigray Tigrayan People s Liberation Front began a protracted rebellion against the military government The conflict aggravated a disastrous drought and famine between 1984 and 1985 which the government tried to ameliorate by forcibly relocating hundreds of thousands of peasants to well watered regions in the south and west An international outcry led to the suspension of that program but by then it had led to the deaths of some 100 000 people and hundreds of thousands more sought refuge from civil war and famine in Sudan and Djibouti Tigray forces liberated the region in 1989 and supported the overthrow of the Ethiopian national government in 1991 Their victory resulted in the replacement of an Amhara dominated government with one led by Tigray leaders a source of continuing conflict throughout the 1990s Another source of conflict was disagreement regarding the border demarcation between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea with both countries claiming areas in Tigray Conflict over the issue persisted into the 21st century Comments Share Email Print Cite Last Updated 2 12 2015 You may also be interested in eastern Africa Sudan Horn of Africa Ogaden history of Latin America Africa Southeast Asia Palestine western Africa ancient Iran Central America North Africa Keep exploring Hit the Road Quiz It s All in the Name World Tour 9 Bizarre Myths About Pregnancy 9 Fun Facts About Sleep What made you want to look up Tigray To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel Britannica Stories Behind The News Philosophy Religion Healing the Schism Pope Meets Patriarch Behind The News Science Gravitational Waves Observed Spotlight History Thomas Malthus s 250th Birthday See More Stories FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Tigray Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Tigray historical region Ethiopia APA style Tigray 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Tigray historical region Ethiopia Harvard style Tigray 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Tigray historical region Ethiopia Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Tigray accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Tigray historical region Ethiopia While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar

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  • Shewa | historical kingdom, Ethiopia | Britannica.com
    became the capital of Ethiopia Comments Share Email Print Cite You may also be interested in Africa Aksum eastern Africa Addis Ababa Seleucid kingdom Kingdom of Naples Macedonia Tigray Dire Dawa Omo Asante empire Omo River Keep exploring Hit the Road Quiz It s All in the Name World Tour The Axial Age 5 Fast Facts 6 Fictional Languages You Can Really Learn What made you want to look up Shewa To From Subject Comments Please limit to 900 characters Cancel FEATURED QUIZZES Vocabulary Quiz True or False Spell It See More Quizzes MORE QUIZZES The Ottoman Empire Gods Goddesses and Greek Mythology Profiles of Famous Writers See More Quizzes About Us About Our Ads Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc MLA style Shewa Encyclopædia Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc 2016 Web 12 Feb 2016 http www britannica com place Shewa APA style Shewa 2016 In Encyclopædia Britannica Retrieved from http www britannica com place Shewa Harvard style Shewa 2016 Encyclopædia Britannica Online Retrieved 12 February 2016 from http www britannica com place Shewa Chicago Manual of Style Encyclopædia Britannica Online s v Shewa accessed February 12 2016 http www britannica com place Shewa While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules there may be some discrepancies Please refer to the appropriate style manual or other sources if you have any questions Update Link Click anywhere inside the article to add text or insert superscripts subscripts and special characters You can also highlight a section and use the tools in this bar to modify existing content Add links to related Britannica articles You can double click any word or highlight a word or phrase in the text below and then select an article from the search box Or simply highlight

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