- a republic in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: Italian colony 1890–1941; province of Ethiopia 1962–93; independent since 1993. 47,076 sq. mi. (121,927 sq. km). Capital: Asmara.
Examples from the Web for eritrea
In 2014, 170,000 people came to Italy from places like Eritrea and Syria.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
Similar stories have plagued the neighboring states of Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Chad, and Congo.George Clooney on How to Stop An Inferno in South Sudan
George Clooney, John Prendergast
December 20, 2013
There are more than 50,000 African migrants in Israel, the majority from Eritrea and Sudan.After Fleeing War and Genocide, African Refugees in Israel March for Freedom
December 19, 2013
Those in the east of the country are governed by a separate peace agreement signed in Eritrea.Satellites Correctly Predict Military Campaign Against Civilians in Sudan
December 9, 2013
Most of the passengers and victims were from Eritrea, Ghana, and Somalia.Italy’s Shipwrecked Syrians Fare Better Than Most Migrants
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 3, 2013
Graver than any foreign question were the complications in Eritrea.
The Italian disasters of Eritrea were due rather to corruption than to incapacity.Critical Studies
The colony of Eritrea has always been supplied by overprinting the Italian stamps.What Philately Teaches
John N. Luff
In 1902 the special corps in Eritrea numbered about 4700 of all ranks, including nearly 4000 natives.
The port was the capital of the Italian colony until 1900 when the seat of administration was removed to Asmara (see Eritrea).
- a small country in NE Africa, on the Red Sea: became an Italian colony in 1890; federated with Ethiopia (1952–93); an independence movement was engaged in war with the Ethiopian government from 1961 until independence was gained in 1993; consists of hot and arid coastal lowlands, rising to the foothills of the Ethiopian highlands. Languages: Tigrinya, Arabic, English, Afar, and others. Religions: Muslim and Christian. Currency: nakfa. Capital: Asmara. Pop: 6 233 682 (2013 est). Area: 117 400 sq km (45 300 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for eritrea
named 1890 when it was an Italian colony, from Mare Erythreum, Roman name of the Red Sea, from Greek Erythre Thalassa, literally "Red Sea" (to the Greeks also including the Gulf of Arabia and the Indian Ocean), from erythros "red" (see red (1)).
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.