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Lieka or Liekà was a former settlement in 19th and early 20th century Ethiopia, a major market town in the Oromo region southwest of Shoa.[1] It was located on the Bilo plain, 290 kilometers (180 miles) southwest of Sokota[2] and retained a hereditary Oromo ruler upon its integration into the empire of Menelek II.[3] It has since lost its importance as a regional market to nearby Nekemte.

The village at the former site is now spelled Leka.


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Abyssinia:(7) Provinces and Towns". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 86. 
  2. ^ Keane, Augustus H. Africa, 2nd ed., p. 510. E. Stanford, 1907.
  3. ^ Bulatovich, Alexander. From Entotto to the River Baro. 1897. Translated by Richard Seltzer as Ethiopia through Russian Eyes. Samizdat, 1993. Accessed 18 Mar 2014.