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Ethiopian

[ ee-thee-oh-pee-uhn ]
/ ˌi θiˈoʊ pi ən /
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adjective

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.

noun

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Origin of Ethiopian

First recorded in 1545–55; Ethiopi(a) + -an
pro-E·thi·o·pi·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Ethiopian

Ethiopian
/ (ˌiːθɪˈəʊpɪən) /

adjective

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

noun

a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
any of the languages of Ethiopia, esp Amharic

noun, adjective

an archaic word for Black
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