In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When the Ethiopian team returned from last year's Sydney Games with a haul of four gold medals, more than one million people crammed into the square to congratulate them and join in the celebrations.
- In March of 1997, barely a month into his job, Stiglitz flew to Addis Ababa to meet with a group of Ethiopian officials who had become embroiled in a bitter dispute with the IMF.
- At the end of the Second World War, the Allies awarded Italy's former colony to the Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie, without consulting its inhabitants.
- On Tuesday 24 August the event focuses on Ethiopian writers such as Shantam Shubisa, who is also an internationally recognised singer from the Oromo tribe in Ethiopia.
- Djibouti, which has a good natural harbor and ready access to the Ethiopian highlands, attracted trade caravans crossing East Africa as well as Somali settlers from the south.
- Her name is Abebech Cobena, a resident of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, who's used some of the experience of her own life to begin helping the less fortunate children of her community.
- If you've ever seen his images of Ethiopian refugee camps in 1984 or the Sierra Pelada gold mine in Brazil, you'll have filed them in your memory under the heading ‘hell on earth’.
- At the height of the Ethiopia famine in 1984, her work in publicising the suffering of the Ethiopian people enabled the Church in Britain to raise £4.75 million for the emergency.
- With that rich history comes the celebration of Christmas unique to Ethiopian Christians, who make up about 40 percent of the country's population.
- I wasn't in the mood for political talk that evening, so spent most of my time with Manna, Muazaz and the other ladies listening to Manna's explanation of her Ethiopian art collection.
- He was already in a thoughtful, if not doleful, frame of mind when images from the 1984 Ethiopian famine flashed across his television screen and propelled him back to the world stage.
- Originally aiming to raise a conservative £1 million for the Ethiopian cause, Live Aid finished up as an unbelievable success, reaching 150 times the initial target.
- Legend has it that an Ethiopian shepherd discovered the coffee plant when his animals stayed up all night after eating its berries.
- This Ethiopian farmer is facing famine again and, to keep his eight children alive, has been reduced to collecting wood and grass from the bush to sell at market.
- South African, Ethiopian and Mozambican troops are deployed here as peacekeepers under the African Union banner.
- But, in September, the Ethiopian government rejected the commission's ruling, mainly because it attributed the highly symbolic border village of Badme to Eritrea.
- It's against this backdrop that the Ethiopian government is now appealing for $320 million to feed the hungry and care for the most vulnerable of its citizens.
- In her discussion of dress and ethnic identity among a variety of Ethiopian groups, Peri Klemm described how Oromo spirit mediums use adornment and body modification to attract and repel spirits.
- During the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s, the UN squandered $75m on apartment blocks for its staff, while its failure to assemble transport vehicles left food rotting on the dockside.
- When the aid agency and the Ethiopian government fell out badly over the delivery of food to Eritrea James was sent in to sort the situation.
- Onions are fried without oil, giving a distinctive flavour to Ethiopian stews.
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