[ oh-gah-deyn ]

  1. an arid region in SE Ethiopia.

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How to use Ogaden in a sentence

  • He belongs to the Habr Suleiman section of the Ogaden tribe, who have their hunting-grounds in the southwest of the country.

    In the grip of the Mullah | F. S. Brereton

British Dictionary definitions for Ogaden


/ (ˌɒɡəˈdɛn) /

  1. the Ogaden a region of SE Ethiopia, bordering on Somalia: consists of a desert plateau, inhabited by Somali nomads; a secessionist movement, supported by Somalia, has existed within the region since the early 1960s and led to bitter fighting between Ethiopia and Somalia (1977–78)

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