Tuesday, 5 April 2016

ETHIOPIA - የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk  ), is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 100 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia derived prestige with its uniquely successful military resistance during the late 19th-century Scramble for Africa, becoming the only African country to defeat a European colonial power and retain its sovereignty. Subsequently, many African nations adopted the colors of Ethiopia's flag following their independence. It was the first independent African member of the 20th-century League of Nations and the United Nations
Ethiopia is a multilingual nation with around 80 ethnolinguistic groups, the three largest of which are the TigrayOromo and Amhara. Most people in the country speak Afroasiatic languages of the Cushitic or Semitic branches. Additionally,Omotic languages are spoken by Omotic ethnic minority groups inhabiting the southern regions, and languages from the Nilo-Saharan phylum are also spoken by the nation's Nilotic ethnic minorities

These two covers postmarked and sent back to me by Mamusha from Ethiopia. The covers posted on March 26, 2016 and I received them on April 04, 2016. Thank You Mamusha for the nice covers.

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