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Shoa1

or Shoah

[shoh-uh] /ˈʃoʊ ə/
noun
1.
the Holocaust.
Origin of Shoa1
From Hebrew

Shoa2

[shoh-ah] /ˈʃoʊ ɑ/
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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  • 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.

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

  • Tigre and Amhara constitute one kingdom, and Shoa another; they are all divided into a great number of smaller provinces.

  • There are two kinds of marriage in Shoa: one a mere arrangement to cohabit, the other a holy ceremony.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • But it is not merely in the third volume that the critic is unable to discover any information respecting Shoa.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • The authority of Dr Krapf, however, at the court of Shoa to me seems to be strangely and wilfully exaggerated.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris
  • It appears to me that I have now answered every objection worthy of notice that has been made against my work on Shoa.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris

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