of or relating to Ethiopia or to its inhabitants.
belonging to the part of Africa south of the equator.
Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising Africa south of the tropic of Cancer, the southern part of Arabia, and Madagascar.
Archaic. Black African.
a native of Ethiopia.
a member of any of various supposedly dark-skinned peoples regarded by the ancients as coming from a country lying south of Egypt.
Archaic. a Black African.
- an·ti-E·thi·o·pi·an, adjective, noun
- pro-E·thi·o·pi·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Ethiopian in a sentence
She’s also working with the Ethiopian government to better account for the needs of a diverse population by improving the algorithm the country uses to match high school students with colleges.A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms | Rachel Crowell | April 1, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
After watching a near-biblical swarm of locusts destroy the crops in her Ethiopian village, Kelemu turned to science and changed the world.
Scanning the proposals, Ainuu was chagrined to find another Ethiopian climbing trip among them.How North Face Athletes Compete for Expedition Funding | Frederick Reimers | February 17, 2021 | Outside Online
Fleming is working with Mike Endale, a Washington-based software developer of Ethiopian descent, who has created a software program to cull the names “most likely Ethiopian” from the half-million voters on the voter rolls in DeKalb.Can She Woo African Migrants to Turn the Senate Blue? | Daniel Malloy | December 3, 2020 | Ozy
The country’s space ambitions, backed by China’s funds and its satellite launch sites, has seen Ethiopian engineers design the satellites in an initiative co-funded by both countries.Ethiopia is set to launch its second satellite into space, again with China’s help | Zecharias Zelalem | August 25, 2020 | Quartz
That marked the beginning of a fruitful long-term relationship with his Ethiopian clients.
Co-pilot on Ethiopian Airlines waited until pilot went to the bathroom and locked him out of the cockpit.Up to a Point: PJ on Sochi Stray Dog Stew and 1-800-F*CKYOU | P. J. O’Rourke | February 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ethiopian Airlines wishes to apologize to its esteemed customers for the inconvenience caused by this diversion.
Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement apologizing for the incident.
Ethiopian Christians, for instance, depicted Christ—and other biblical figures—as Ethiopians.Yes, Megyn Kelly, Santa Can Be Black (and Jesus, Too) | Jamelle Bouie | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If the Ethiopian can change his skin, or the leopard his spots: you also may do well, when you have learned evil.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
How delightful to avoid the commonplace Pharaohs, Ethiopian princesses, poisoned cups, and all the rest of these dolls tales!The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
But the answer came, "Though your face were changed black as an Ethiopian's, yet she would love you!"God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
If you were an Ethiopian serenader, you would be a loss to me.The Heir of Redclyffe | Charlotte M. Yonge
More than ever did the insidious poison of the Ethiopian preacher of whom mention has been made, come back to his mind.Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for Ethiopian
of, relating to, or characteristic of Ethiopia, its people, or any of their languages
of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of Africa south of the Sahara
anthropol obsolete of or belonging to a postulated racial group characterized by dark skin, an oval elongated face, and thin lips, living chiefly in Africa south of the Sahara
a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
any of the languages of Ethiopia, esp Amharic
an archaic word for Black
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