Mengistu Haile Mariam

[ meng-gis-too hahy-lee mahr-ee-uh m ]
/ mɛŋˈgɪs tu ˈhaɪ li ˈmɑr i əm /

noun

born 1937, Ethiopian political leader: head of state 1977–87; president 1987–91.

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British Dictionary definitions for mengistu haile mariam

Mengistu Haile Mariam
/ (mɛŋˈɡɪstuː ˈhaɪlɪ ˈmɑːrɪəm) /

noun

born 1937, Ethiopian soldier and statesman; head of state from 1977 until 1991 when rebels seized power and he fled into exile
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