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Eritrea Line breaks: Eri|trea
Pronunciation: /ˌɛrɪˈtreɪə/

Definition of Eritrea in English:

An independent state in NE Africa, on the Red Sea; population 5,647,200 (est. 2009); language, Tigre and Cushitic languages; capital, Asmara.

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



Pronunciation: /ɛrɪˈtreɪən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • 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.


From Italian, from Latin Mare Erythraeum 'the Red Sea'.

Words that rhyme with Eritrea

abaya, betrayer, conveyor, flayer, Freya, gainsayer, layer, Malaya, Marbella, Maya, Mayer, Nouméa, obeyer, payer, player, portrayer, prayer, preyer, purveyor, slayer, sprayer, stayer, strayer, surveyor, waylayer, weigher

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