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Faggeta Lekoma
FAGGETA LEKOMA is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region
Amhara Region
of Ethiopia . The woreda is named in part after two former districts: Faggeta, best known as the location for the Battle of Faggeta (9 December 1769), where Ras Mikael Sehul
Mikael Sehul
with the help of Goshu of Amhara and Wand Bewossen defeated Fasil of Damot ; and Lekoma, where Emperor Susenyos quashed a revolt of the local Agaw
Agaw
in 1614. Part of the Agew Awi Zone , Faggeta Lekoma is bordered on the south by Banja Shekudad , on the west by Guangua , on the north by Dangila , and on the east by the Mirab Gojjam Zone
Mirab Gojjam Zone
. Towns in Faggeta Lekoma include Addis Kidame and Faggeta
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Awi People
The AWI PEOPLE are an ethnic group in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
, and are grouped as one of the Agaw
Agaw
people. The Awis live in Agew Awi Zone in Central Gojjam, and have a few communities in the Metekel Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region . CONTENTS * 1 Population * 2 Language * 3 References * 4 External links POPULATIONThe 2007 census lists 631,565 ethnic Awis, or 0.85% of the total population; 63,415 are urban inhabitants. The Awi Zone, according to the Central Statistical Agency , had roughly 990,000 inhabitants in 2005. Others living in that Zone are predominantly Amharas . LANGUAGEThe Awis speak Awngi , a Central Cushitic language
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Amharic Language
AMHARIC (አማርኛ) (/æmˈhærɪk/ or /ɑːmˈhɑːrɪk/ ; Amharic: Amarəñña, IPA: ( listen )) is an Afro-Asiatic language of the Semitic branch and is a member of the Ethiosemitic group. It is spoken as a mother tongue by the Amhara and other populations residing in major cities and towns of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
. The language serves as the official working language of Ethiopia, and is also the official or working language of several of the states within the federal system. Amharic is the second-most widely spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic
Arabic
. It is written (left-to-right) using Amharic Fidel (ፊደል), which grew out of the Ge\'ez abugida —called, in Ethiopian Semitic languages (ፊደል) fidel ("writing system", "letter", or "character") and (አቡጊዳ) abugida (from the first four Ethiopic letters, which gave rise to the modern linguistic term abugida )
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Amhara People
The AMHARA ( Amharic : አማራ? , Āmara; Ge\'ez : አምሐራ? , ʾÄməḥära) also known as ABYSSINIANS are an ethnic group traditionally inhabiting the northern and central highlands of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
, particularly the Amhara Region
Amhara Region
. :90 According to the 2007 national census, they numbered 19,867,817 individuals, comprising 27.12% of the country's population. :84 They are also found within the Ethiopian expatriate community, particularly in North America
North America
. The Amharas claim to originate from Solomon
Solomon
and primarily adhere to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
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Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity
The ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX TEWAHEDO CHURCH ( Amharic : የኢትዮጵያ:ኦርቶዶክስ:ተዋሕዶ:ቤተ:ክርስቲያን? ; transliterated Amharic: Yäityop'ya ortodoks täwahedo bétäkrestyan) is the largest of the Oriental Orthodox Christian Churches. One of the few pre-colonial Christian Churches in Sub-Saharan Africa , the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has a membership of between 45 and 50 million people, the majority of whom live in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
. It is a founding member of the World Council of Churches . The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church is in communion with the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
having gained autocephaly in 1959
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Districts Of Ethiopia
DISTRICTS, or WOREDA, (Amharic : ወረዳ? ) (also spelled WEREDA) are the third-level administrative divisions of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
. They are further subdivided into a number of wards (kebele ) or neighborhood associations, which are the smallest unit of local government in Ethiopia. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links OVERVIEWWoredas are typically collected together into zones , which form a region ; districts which are not part of a zone are designated Special Districts and function as autonomous entities . Districts are governed by a woreda council whose members are directly elected to represent each kebele in the district. There are about 670 rural woreda and about 100 urban woreda. Terminology varies, with some people considering the urban units to be woreda, while others consider only the rural units to be woreda, referring to the others as urban or city administrations
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Awngi Language
The AWNGI language, in older publications also called AWIYA (an inappropriate ethnonym), is a Central Cushitic language spoken by the Awi people , living in Central Gojjam
Gojjam
in northwestern Ethiopia
Ethiopia
. Most speakers of the language live in the Agew Awi Zone of the Amhara Region , but there are also communities speaking the language in various areas of Metekel Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region
Benishangul-Gumuz Region
. Until recently, Kunfäl, another Southern Agaw language spoken in the area west of Lake Tana
Lake Tana
, has been suspected to be a separate language. It has now been shown to be linguistically close to Awngi, and it should be classified as a dialect of that language
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James Bruce
JAMES BRUCE (14 December 1730 – 27 April 1794) was a Scottish traveller and travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethiopia
Ethiopia
, where he traced the origins of the Blue Nile
Blue Nile
. CONTENTS * 1 Youth * 2 To North Africa * 3 The Nile
Nile
and Ethiopia
Ethiopia
* 4 His claim * 5 His return * 6 Legacy * 7 Further reading * 8 Editions of his book * 9 References * 10 External links YOUTH Portrait of Bruce by Pompeo Batoni
Pompeo Batoni
. James Bruce
James Bruce
was born at the family seat of Kinnaird, Stirlingshire, and educated at Harrow School
Harrow School
and Edinburgh University , and began to study for the bar, but his marriage to the daughter of a wine importer and merchant resulted in him entering that business instead
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Woredas Of Ethiopia
DISTRICTS, or WOREDA, (Amharic : ወረዳ? ) (also spelled WEREDA) are the third-level administrative divisions of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
. They are further subdivided into a number of wards (kebele ) or neighborhood associations, which are the smallest unit of local government in Ethiopia. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links OVERVIEWWoredas are typically collected together into zones , which form a region ; districts which are not part of a zone are designated Special Districts and function as autonomous entities . Districts are governed by a woreda council whose members are directly elected to represent each kebele in the district. There are about 670 rural woreda and about 100 urban woreda. Terminology varies, with some people considering the urban units to be woreda, while others consider only the rural units to be woreda, referring to the others as urban or city administrations
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Wayback Machine
The WAYBACK MACHINE is a digital archive of the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
and other information on the Internet
Internet
created by the Internet Archive
Internet Archive
, a nonprofit organization , based in San Francisco
San Francisco
, California
California
, United States . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Technical details * 2.1 Storage capabilities * 2.2 Growth * 2.3 Website exclusion policy * 2.3.1 Oakland Archive
Archive
Policy * 3 Uses * 3.1 In legal evidence * 3.1.1 Civil litigation * 3.1.1.1 Netbula LLC v. Chordiant Software Inc. * 3.1.1.2 Telewizja Polska
Telewizja Polska
* 3.1.2 Patent law * 3.1.3 Limitations of utility * 4 Legal status * 5 Archived content legal issues * 5.1 Scientology
Scientology
* 5.2 Healthcare Advocates, Inc
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Mirab Gojjam Zone
MIRAB GOJJAM (Amharic : ምእራብ ጎጃም) (or "West Gojjam") is a Zone in the Amhara Region
Amhara Region
of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
. Mirab Gojjam
Gojjam
is named after the former province of Gojjam
Gojjam
. Mirab Gojjam
Gojjam
is bordered on the south by the Abay River
Abay River
which separates it from the Oromia Region
Oromia Region
and Benishangul-Gumuz Region
Benishangul-Gumuz Region
, on the west by Agew Awi , on the northwest by Semien Gondar , on the north by Lake Tana
Lake Tana
, and the Abay River
Abay River
which separates it from the Debub Gondar , and on the east by Misraq Gojjam
Gojjam
. Its highest point is Mount Amedamit
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Central Statistical Agency (Ethiopia)
The CENTRAL STATISTICAL AGENCY (CSA; Amharic : ማዕከላዊ ስታቲስቲክስ ኤጀንሲ) is an agency of the government of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
designated to provide all surveys and censuses for that country used to monitor economic and social growth, as well as to act as an official training center in that field. It is part of the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development . The Director General of the CSA is Samia Zekaria. Before 9 March 1989 the CSA was known as the CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE (CSO). The CSA has 25 branch offices
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Wand Bewossen
Dejazmach WAND BEWOSSEN (died 10 December 1777) was a prominent figure in Ethiopian history. He was governor of Lasta and eventually Begemeder . He was on the losing side in the Battle of Nefas Mewcha (1769), but one of the victorious generals in the Three battles of Sarbakusa (May 1771). For his valor in the Battle of Faggeta (9 December 1769), which included pursuing Fasil for three days after the engagement, he was made governor of Begemder , as well as married to Woizero Yewubdar. He was also married to Woizero Yeworqweha, who was a descendant of Iyasu I and Woizero Wossen Azal, daughter of Dejazmatch Eshete Awsgenyos, sometime Governor of Agaw and Damot. Not long after his marriage to Woizero Yeworqweha, Wand Bewossen then desired to wed Wossen Azal, the sister of Hailu Eshte
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Mikael Sehul
MIKAEL SEHUL (Tigrinya "Mikael the Astute" – his name at birth was BLATTA MIKAEL; c. 1691 – 23 June 1779) was a Ras or governor of Tigray 1748–71 and again from 1772 until his death. He was a major political figure during the reign of Emperor Iyasu II and his successors until almost the time of his death. The Scottish explorer James Bruce met Sehul during his stay in Ethiopia, and recorded the following description of the Ras when he granted Bruce an audience: We went in, and saw the old man sitting upon a sofa; his white hair was dressed in many short curls. He appeared to be thoughtful, but not displeased; his face was lean, his eyes quick and vivid, but seemed to be a little sore from exposure to the weather. he seemed to be about six feet high, though his lameness made it difficult to guess with accuracy. His air was perfectly free from constraint, what the French call degagée
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