Definition of Aksum in English:


Syllabification: Ak·sum
Pronunciation: /ˈäkso͞om
(also Axum)
A town in the province of Tigray in northern Ethiopia. A religious center, it was the capital of the powerful Axumite kingdom between the 1st and 6th centuries ad.



Pronunciation: /ˈäkso͞oˌmīt/
adjective& noun
More example sentences
  • The Axumite kingdom was described by a third century Persian writer as one of the four great kingdoms of the world, the others being Persia, China and Rome.
  • The architectural style combines Axumite, medieval European and Arabian influences.
  • It seems more likely that the foundation for the legend lies in the prosperous Axumite empire in the north of present-day Ethiopia.

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