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Harar

or Harrar

[hahr-er] /ˈhɑr ər/
noun
1.
a city in E Ethiopia.
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  • Can it be possible that you are an Englishman—an Englishman in Harar?

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • The Jirad acted honourably, but he declined to escort Burton to Harar.

  • In Aden there is a kind of open-air coffee "exchange" (as in Harar) where the camel trains unload their coffee from the interior.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Only yesterday a caravan of two thousand camels arrived from Harar in the Galla country.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • Then, crossing the stream, they rounded a sharp spur of rocks, and the dreaded city of Harar was before them.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • They had all gone back to Harar, for none ever remained outside the walls at night, Canaris declared.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • All was wild and desolate, for Harar and its vicinity once left behind, no villages or habitations were found.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
  • Your highly distinguished brother, who met my wife at Suez, has also written me a long and interesting account of Harar.

  • The coffee of Harar is known to the trade as Mocha longberry or Abyssinian longberry.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • It is an ancient law in Harar that every Christian stranger who enters her gates must die.

    The River of Darkness William Murray Graydon
British Dictionary definitions for Harar

Harar

/ˈhɑːrə/
noun
1.
a city in E Ethiopia: former capital of the Muslim state of Adal. Pop: 96 000 (2005 est)
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