Abyssinia

An ancient name for Ethopia, or the Ethiopian Empire or Kingdom, which historically included the present-day country of Eritrea. It existed from the 1200s to the mid-1970s when Haile Selassie died.

Ethiopia controlled Eritrea from the 1950s to the 1990s, which is re-gained independence.

Why I Looked It Up

It came up in Cutting for Stone several times.

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