- a town in N Ethiopia: Italians defeated 1896.
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Game is abundant, and elephants were in the neighbourhood, as the hunters from Adowa had been here.
I wrote letters to K., and gave them to Goubasee to take to Adowa.
He had come from Adowa, and, having very little money, was nearly starved on the road.
Mansfield Parkyns, in his very entertaining book on Abyssinia, gives an account of the silversmiths at Adowa.
Mangash made no reply, and Baratieri crossing the Mareb advanced to Adowa, but four days later was obliged to return northwards.
- a variant spelling of Aduwa
- a town in N Ethiopia: Emperor Menelik II defeated the Italians here in 1896. Pop: 46 272 (2005 est)Italian name: Adua (aˈdua)
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