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  1. a city in NW Ethiopia, N of Lake Tana: a former capital.


  1. a former kingdom in E Africa: now a province in NW Ethiopia. Capital: Gondar.
  2. a member of an agricultural, Amharic-speaking Christian people of central Ethiopia descended from Semites who began conquering the land in the sixth century b.c.
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Historical Examples

  • Next day the army of 30,000 men marched in triumph into Gondar.

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  • Finally the sheik furnishes me with an escort, and I return to Gondar.

  • Bruce inquired if she was at Gondar, and was answered, "No; she is at Koscam."

  • But we have ample stock of rare silks and rich spices of Araby and Gondar.

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  • This circumstance occasioned some mirth at the court of Gondar.

British Dictionary definitions for gondar


  1. a city in NW Ethiopia: capital of Ethiopia from the 17th century until 1868. Pop: 191 000 (2005 est)


  1. a region of NW Ethiopia: formerly a kingdom
  2. an inhabitant of the former kingdom of Amhara
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