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  • The area was part of the ancient Ethiopian kingdom of Axum before the 7th century, and was claimed by Ottomans in the 16th century. In the 19th century it was claimed by Egypt and Italy. From the 1960s, it was part of the modern nation of Ethiopia from, but secessionists fought for independence. Major languages include Arabic, Italian, Tigrinya, Tigre, Saho, and Danakili.

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  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (ID: 7001658)

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BT Africa


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  • UF Iritriyā
  • UF Dawlat Iritriyā
  • UF Iertra
  • UF Hagere Iertra
  • UF Iertra, Hagere
  • UF Ērtra, Hagere

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Eritrea: Putting Solidarity into Practice

File contains meeting minutes, correspondence, and accompanying materials related to the proposed project for the International Development Week planning committee. They were proposing to send educational materials to children in Eritrea. At the time Eritrea was a new country - separating from Ethiopia on May 24, 1993.