Ethiopian [ee-thee-oh-pee-uh n] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to Ethiopia or to its inhabitants.
  2. belonging to the part of Africa south of the equator.
  3. Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising Africa south of the tropic of Cancer, the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Madagascar.
  4. Archaic. black African.


  1. a native of Ethiopia.
  2. a member of any of various supposedly dark-skinned peoples regarded by the ancients as coming from a country lying south of Egypt.
  3. Archaic. a black African.

Origin of Ethiopian First recorded in 1545–55; Ethiopi(a) + -an Related formspro-E·thi·o·pi·an, adjective, noun Examples from the Web for ethiopian Contemporary Examples of ethiopian

  • That marked the beginning of a fruitful long-term relationship with his Ethiopian clients.

    ‘Made in China’ Now Being Made in Africa

    Brendon Hong

    August 23, 2014

  • Co-pilot on Ethiopian Airlines waited until pilot went to the bathroom and locked him out of the cockpit.

    Up to a Point: PJ on Sochi Stray Dog Stew and 1-800-F*CKYOU

    P. J. O’Rourke

    February 21, 2014

  • Ethiopian Airlines wishes to apologize to its esteemed customers for the inconvenience caused by this diversion.

    Inside The Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Terror

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    February 18, 2014

  • Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement apologizing for the incident.

    Inside The Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Terror

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    February 18, 2014

  • Ethiopian Christians, for instance, depicted Christ—and other biblical figures—as Ethiopians.

    Yes, Megyn Kelly, Santa Can Be Black (and Jesus, Too)

    Jamelle Bouie

    December 12, 2013

  • Historical Examples of ethiopian

  • A second and a third time the Ethiopian touched him with his wand, and spoke in whispers.


    Lydia Maria Child

  • Minerva denies to an Ethiopian to celebrate the wars of generals.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917


  • That mask, as of a white Ethiopian, would be superb in marble.

    The Nabob

    Alphonse Daudet

  • The world, he declared, was fallen into disorder, like the hair of an Ethiopian.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917


  • The Ethiopian said, ‘How can I know, unless some man do teach me?’

    Loss and Gain

    John Henry Newman

  • British Dictionary definitions for ethiopian Ethiopian adjective

    1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Ethiopia, its people, or any of their languages
    2. of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of Africa south of the Sahara
    3. anthropol obsolete of or belonging to a postulated racial group characterized by dark skin, an oval elongated face, and thin lips, living chiefly in Africa south of the Sahara


    1. a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
    2. any of the languages of Ethiopia, esp Amharic

    noun, adjective

    1. an archaic word for Black

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