Adi Quala

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Adi Quala
Town
Adi Quala is located in Eritrea
Adi Quala
Adi Quala
Location in Eritrea
Coordinates: 14°38′N 38°50′E / 14.633°N 38.833°E / 14.633; 38.833
Country Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea
Region Debub
District Adi Quala

Adi Quala (Tigrinya: ዓዲ ዃላ? IPA: [ʕadi xʷala]) is a market town in Eritrea. It is located south of Mendefera near the Ethiopian border, over 2,000m above sea level.

Overview[edit]

Adi Quala is known for its tukul (hut) church with its frescoes and its mausoleum for the Italian Army soldiers who died at the Battle of Adwa. The town has a population of 14,000 people. The main language that is spoken in the town of Adi Quala is (Tigrinya: ዓዲ ዃላ?)

Writing in the 1890s, Augustus B. Wylde described the market in Adi Quala, held on Mondays, as medium in size.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Augustus B. Wylde, Modern Abyssinia (London: Methuen, 1901), p. 494

Coordinates: 14°38′N 38°50′E / 14.633°N 38.833°E / 14.633; 38.833