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Meaning & History

From Greek Αιθιοπια (Aithiopia), derived from αιθω (aitho) meaning "to burn" and ωψ (ops) meaning "face", referring to the skin colour of the inhabitants. This is the name of a country in eastern Africa.
Other Languages & CulturesItyoppya Amharic Aithiopia Ancient Greek Etiopija Croatian Ethiopié French Äthiopien German Etiopia Italian Etiopia Polish Etiópia Portuguese Etiopija Serbian Etiopija Slovene
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute