Eritrea was an Italian colony from 1890 to 1952, when it became part of Ethiopia. After a long guerrilla war it became internally self-governing in 1991 and fully independent in 1993
from Italian, from Latin Mare Erythraeum 'the Red Sea'.
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- I strolled past Koreans, Guatemalans, Scots, Eritreans, Australians, Japanese, Turks, and Jamaicans and people of a hundred other cultures.
- Ethiopians and Eritreans lived together, got married, had kids.
- The first group of wounded Eritrean prisoners of war left Ethiopia for home yesterday after the signing of a peace agreement between the two countries.
Definition of Eritrea in:
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