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Synonyms for Abyssinian

a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat

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From the northeast, for several months, Abdul Mourak, in command of a detachment of Abyssinian soldiers, had been assiduously searching for the Arab raider, Achmet Zek, who, six months previously, had affronted the majesty of Abdul Mourak's emperor by conducting a slave raid within the boundaries of Menelek's domain.
From a chance remark of the Abyssinian, Werper discovered the purpose of the expedition, and when he realized that these men were the enemies of Achmet Zek, he took heart, and immediately blamed his predicament upon the Arab.
Lest, however, he might again fall into the hands of the raider, he discouraged Abdul Mourak in the further prosecution of his pursuit, assuring the Abyssinian that Achmet Zek commanded a large and dangerous force, and also that he was marching rapidly toward the south.
The first person the big black's eyes fell upon as he was hustled into the presence of the Abyssinian officer, was M.
The name of the town, translated from the Abyssinian, is New Gondar.
She answered him in Abyssinian, but brokenly and with an accent that betrayed how recently she had acquired her slight knowledge of the tongue.
The 1978 movie stars Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace and Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall, with musical performances by Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Junior Murvin, Inner Circle, the Heptones and Abyssinians.
Abyssinians, both Amhara and Tigray, assert that their descent from the Queen of Sheba gave them leave to conquer and bring their version of Christian civilization to "inferior" peoples, a manifest destiny of conquest that gave them permission to commit all manner of atrocities against "inferior" peoples.
BEST known for their album Satta Massagana, The Abyssinians are among the founding fathers of reggae.
Happily, one such act, the Jamaican roots-reggae torch-bearers The Abyssinians, still tour the world with their close harmonies intact after more than five decades.
As the authors of Abyssinian Christianity conclude, "the promotion of the new faith developed into the single point of personal and public identification and unity for Abyssinians." Christianity became the centralizing force behind the Ethiopian empire, which endured through 1974, despite religious and political threats from all sides.
Emphasising the global outcry of African and African-descended peoples over the Italian aggression, the London-based Trinidadian activist George Padmore (1903-59) wrote in the African-American periodical The Crisis that 'the struggles of the Abyssinians is [sic] fundamentally a part of the struggles of the black race the world over for national freedom, political, social and racial emancipation.'
This paper is a result of research from literature review, interviews conducted among Abyssinians (Eritreans and Ethiopians) living in the US, personal observations and review of a video cassette entitled "mistir nay' ta kofo" (the secret in the granary).
Those who'd like to add a little Jamaican flavor to their week can catch the Abyssinians with Etana at 9 p.m.
Abyssinia's first modern war occurred in 1867 when members of a British diplomatic mission were imprisoned, which led to the dispatch an Anglo-Indian force to show the Abyssinians the error of their ways.