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Shoa1

or Sho·ah

[shoh-uh]
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noun
  1. the Holocaust.

Origin of Shoa1

From Hebrew

Shoa2

[shoh-ah]
noun
  1. a former kingdom in E Africa: now a province of Ethiopia. 25,290 sq. mi. (65,501 sq. km). Capital: Addis Ababa.
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Examples from the Web for shoa

Historical Examples

  • Among the hill-districts of Shoa he attempted to stop our pursuit.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • This subject has been artfully connected with the return of the Mission from Shoa.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia

    William Cornwallis Harris

  • 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.

  • The sinew which shrank, and the eating of which was prohibited to the Israelite, is also prohibited in Shoa.