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For the undead magician, see lich. For the Spanish word for "milk", see leche.

Liche, also spelled Liché and Litché, was a settlement in Ethiopia in the late 19th and early 20th century. It was a major market town in Shoa[1] and briefly served as that kingdom's capital. The future emperor Menelek was forced to move his court to Debra Bernam (modern Debre Berhan) in 1878 as part of his treaty with Yohannes IV.[2]


  1. ^ "Abyssinia" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed., Vol. 1. 1911.
  2. ^ Marcus, Harold G. (1995). The Life and Times of Menelik II: Ethiopia 1844-1913. Lawrenceville: Red Sea Press. p. 55. ISBN 1-56902-010-8.