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Adowa

[ah-doo-wah]
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noun
  1. Aduwa.
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Aduwa

or A·do·wa

[ah-doo-wah]
noun
  1. a town in N Ethiopia: Italians defeated 1896.
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Historical Examples

  • Game is abundant, and elephants were in the neighbourhood, as the hunters from Adowa had been here.

    Sport in Abyssinia

    Dermot Mayo

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for adowa

Adowa

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Aduwa
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Aduwa

Adowa

noun
  1. 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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