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Eritrea

Pronunciation: /ˌɛrɪˈtreɪə/
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.

Origin

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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