Definition for asmara (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM EritreaEr·i·tre·an, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for asmara
Asmara, an Amharic word signifying “good pasture place,” is a town of considerable antiquity.
An extension of the line is planned from Asmara to Sabderat and Kassala.
A railway from Massawa to Asmara was completed as far as Ghinda, at the foot of the plateau, in 1904.
The port was the capital of the Italian colony until 1900 when the seat of administration was removed to Asmara (see Eritrea).
The view over the plain to the west is bounded by the Mediterranean, intersected by the bold outlines of the island of Asmara.Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia|Thomas Forester
British Dictionary definitions for asmara (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for asmara (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for asmara
Country in northeastern Africa bordered by Sudan to the north and west, Ethiopia to the south, Djibouti to the southeast, and the Red Sea to the east. Its capital is Asmara. After a long struggle, Eritrea declared its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. A border conflict with Ethiopia flared between 1998 and 2000.