just like Ethiopia
- Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red water; previously called Abyssinia
old name for Ethiopia, 1630s, from contemporary Latin Abyssinia, from Arabic Habasah, the name the area, said to be from Amharic hbsh "mixed," in mention of different races home truth be told there. In 1920s-30s popular as a slang pun for "i will be witnessing you." Associated: Abyssinian.
Of the high plateau and ceding to Abyssinia the fertile provinces of Sera and Okul-Kusai.