Agawmeder

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Agawmeder was a historical state and region in the northwestern part of Ethiopia. Its most likely etymology is from Agew (Ge'ez, አገው Agaw), a people living in the area, plus meder (land), thus meaning "Land of the Agaw".[1] The western neighbor of Gojjam, it was located where the Agew Awi Zone now lies.

History[edit]

Not much is known about Agawmeder, as much of its existence was marked by Ethiopian isolation from the remainder of the world.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uhlig, Siegbert, ed. Encyclopaedia Aethiopica: A-C. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2003. p. 117
  2. ^ Uhlig, Siegbert, ed. Encyclopaedia: A-C. p. 142.