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ma, maa (O) why? HES37 Ma 1258'/3813' 2093 m, near Deresge 12/38 [Gz] HES37 Ma Abo (church) 1259'/3812' 2549 m 12/38 [Gz] JEH61 Maabai (plain) 12/40 [WO] HEM61 Maaga (Maago), see Mahago HEU35 Maago 2354 m 12/39 [LM WO] HEU71 Maajeraro (Ma'ajeraro) 1320'/3931' 2345 m, 13/39 [Gz] south of Mekele -Maale language, an Omotic language spoken in the Bako-Gazer district -Maale people, living at some distance to the north-west of the Konso HCC.. Maale (area), east of Jinka 05/36 [x] ?? Maana, east of Ankar in the north-west 12/37? [n] JEJ40 Maandita (area) 12/41 [WO] HFF31 Maaquddi, see Meakudi maar (T) honey HFC45 Maar (Amba Maar) 1401'/3706' 1151 m 14/37 [Gz] HEU62 Maara 1314'/3935' 1940 m 13/39 [Gu Gz] JEJ42 Maaru (area) 12/41 [WO] maass..: masara (O) castle, temple JEJ52 Maassarra (area) 12/41 [WO] Ma.., see also Me.. -Mabaan (Burun), name of a small ethnic group, numbering 3,026 at one census, but about 23 only according to the 1994 census maber (Gurage) monthly Christian gathering where there is an orthodox church HET52 Maber 1312'/3838' 1996 m 13/38 [WO Gz] mabera: mabara (O) religious organization of a group of men or women JEC50 Mabera (area), cf Mebera 11/41 [WO] mabil: mebil (mäbil) (A) food, eatables -Mabil, Mavil, name of a Mecha Oromo tribe HDR42 Mabil, see Koli, cf Mebel JEP96 Mabra 1330'/4116' 126 m, 13/41 [WO Gz] near the border of Eritrea, cf Mebera HEU91 Macalle, see Mekele JDK54 Macanis, see Makanissa HDM12 Macaniso, see Makaniso HES69 Macanna, see Makanna, and also Mekane Birhan HFF64 Macargot, see Makargot JER02 Macarra, see Makarra HES50 Macatat, see Makatat HDH78 Maccanissa, see Makanisa HDE04 Macchi, se Meki HFF02 Macden, see May Mekden (with sub-post office) macha (O) 1. nation, people; 2. outsider, non-Oromo; macha (mach'a) (A) dowry; macha, maicha (A) kind of stiff herb or undershrub, Hibiscus micranthus; -Macha, Mecha, name of a tribe of Oromo living in Shewa HDH.. Macha (ctr in 1964 of Haru Weregibie sub-district) 09/35 [Ad] HEK83 Macha (Macia) 1234'/3752' 1989 m 12/37 [+ WO Gz] east of Gondar, cf Mecha Within a radius of 10 km there are at km 3E Gidarwa (Ghidaroa) (village) 4S Morangyela (Moranghiela) (village)

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5SW Korabba (Corabba, Coreva) (village) 9SW Gebeta Medi (Gheveta M.) (village) 10W Goriya Gidameret (Goria Ghidameret) (village) 6NE Samhi Giyorgis (church) Machaka (Maciaca), see under Jarso 05/37 Machakani (Matchakani), near Nejo 09/35 Machakel (Machakil, Matsciakal), in Damot 10/37 Machakel sub-district (centre in 1964 = Yedefas) 10/37 (-1964-1997-) Machakel wereda (centre in 1964 = Amanuel), 10/37 (-1964-1997-) (-1994-) is divided into 96 rural and 2 urban kebeles. Machal Wans, see Mahal Wenz Machallo (Konso settlement with palissades) 05/37 Machannis, see Makanis machara (O) 1. any prickly shrub or bush; 2. climber common with coffee trees Machara (Macciara) (area), cf Mechara 09/36 Macharre (Maciarre) (area) 12/39 Macheda, see Gulo Mekeda Machekie, some 25 km from Konso, 05/37 with wooden sculptures of dead warriors Machel Geras (Machel-geras, Makel Jeras?) 12/39 (mountain) 1206'/3919' 3670, 4110 m Machelji (Macelgi) (village) 11/37 Machellikwit (Macelliquit) (waterhole) 14/39 Machelo ../.. Settlement of 19 hectares in middle Konso. Macheto 0726'/3601' 1797 m, north-west of Bonga 07/36 machi, machii (O) drunkenness; (Sidamo) kind of tree, tikir inchet, Pygeum africanum, which grows in highland forests together with tid and zigba Machi (Mashi, Masci) 0619'/3538' 1550 m, 06/35 north of Maji Machi (Macchi), see Meki Machido (Mach'ido) 0926'/3948' 1606 m, 09/39 south-east of Ankober Machitu, a clan of the Fullelle of the Borana people Machiu (area, salt plain) 13/40 macho (O) stomach; (Kefa) horse, stallion Macho, name of a Kefa clan Macho (Macio) (mountain) 07/38 Macia, see Macha Maco, see Meko & HDB63 Macoda, see Makoda Macolle, see Makolle Maconisa, see Mekanisa Maconna, see Makonna Macorcor, see Mekorkor macsano gabia: maksenyo gebeya (A) Tuesday market Macsano Gabia, see Minch Macta, see Makta Macuamanra, see Makwamanra Macuar, see Mekari, cf Mukara Macudia, see Makudya

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Maculla, see Makulla Macunta Iesus, see Makunta Iyesus mada (O) 1. river, stream; madaa 2. wound, scar; 3. Borana argot for lon, cattle; mad (A) table laid with bread for a meal; (Som) kind of black stone JBS54 Mada Garsi 390 m, cf Madda, Meda .. 05/42 mada ge..: geenyo (Som) mare, female horse KCR84 Mada Genyo (Mada Ghegno, Madah Ghenio), 07/46 (border locality) KCR52 Mada Merodi (area) 07/46 HCM.. Mada Wellabo, 06/39 location in the Dolo Mena area HBK59 Madacho (Madaccio, Maddaccio), 04/38 0408'/3819' 1705 m, small village near Mega HBK69 Madacho (area) 04/38 madachu (O) to wound, hit, hurt madada (O) grave with a plaited bamboo cylinder round it -Madada, a clan of the Arsi Oromo ?? Madada (village or tribe just south of the Awash river) ../.. GDD07 Madaino, see Mading madalle: madala, madaala (O) 1. vessel for milk, large gourd, kind of bottle with long neck; 2. scale for weighing maddaale (Som) tireless man, indefatigable person HDB97 Madalle (area), cf Medale 08/36 madalleh: madal leh (Som) having appointment or meeting place JCJ04c Madalleh 06/42 HFE.. Madara, see Adwa : Abba Gerima JDP64 Madaraffa (area) 10/41 JDP74 Madaraffa (area) 10/41 madda (O) 1. river, water, spring; 2. drop; 3. a vaguely defined Borana unit with a permanent water source JDP04 Madda (area) 888 m, cf Mada .. 10/41 HCD13 Maddale (Naddale) 0536'/3751' 2167 m, 05/37 north-west of Burji, cf Madalle, Medale maddar (Afar) hand-dug well; madde (O) small (figuratively) JDC33 Madde Maiu 0828'/4152' 1289/1292 m 08/41 JCD80 Maddenni (mountain) 06/42 JDG88 Madderala-dala 0950'/4031' 645 m 09/40 maddi, maddii (O) 1. large basket used as an eating table, /figuratively:/ food; 2. cheek; 3. near, close; 4. play, game HCK92 Maddine 0712'/3745' 1787 m, north of Soddo 07/37 HCF35 Maddita (Maddittu) 0545'/3946' 1527 m 05/39 maddo, maddoo (O) headstall; (Som) centre of a well, /figuratively:/ central area HCD.. Maddo, 05/37 area north of lake Chamo (within the 'Bridge of God'?) JBN78 Maddo Mane (area) 05/40 maddu (O) to play, to take part in a game; madduu (O) seep out, dry out /about waterhole etc./ HEL63c Made werk (.. Werq) 12/39 town in Dehana wereda JEA83 Madeani (area) 11/40 JEH85 Madebele (waterhole) 12/41

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mader (Borana) kind of shrub or small tree, Cordia gharaf, Cordia ovalis; mahder, mader (madär) (A) traditional cover of a book; madere, madereh (T) kind of shrub or small tree Madera (area), cf Madira, Mahdere .. 09/41 madera d..: dubba (O) reception hall Madera Dubba (area) 1007'/4113' 791 m 10/41 Coordinates would give map code JPD15 maderiya (madäriya) (A) dwelling, place for passing the night; maderiya land was a temporary grant of a piece of land made to an individual in return for active military service; madero (madäro) (A) small plot of land Madgul (area) 12/42 Madiin language, see Komo Madiji 1138'/3851' 2852 m, west of Bete Hor 11/38 Madim (area) 11/41 Madima, a group of the Afar Mading (Madaino) 0812'/3312' 284 m 08/33 madir (Saho) kind of medium or tall tree, Cordia africana; gebeya (gäbäya) (A) market, marketplace Madira Gebeya (Madra G., Madra Gavaia) 13/37 1328'/3724' 2466 m, see under Mesfinto Madley 1243'/3930' 2950 m, 12/39 south-west of Maychew mado (A) on the other side of a body of water or other obstacle; maado (Som) hide oneself; maddoo (O) headstall; madho (Som) become empty Mado (area), cf Medo 08/37 Mado Mariam Gabriel (church) 11/37 Madoge, see Medoge Madohe (area) 09/42 Madscel (Madschel, Majelli?), see Weyra Beret Madu (Bur Madu) (mountain) 1024'/4229' 1077 m, 10/42 east of Adigala Madugga 0836'/3605' 2152 m 08/36 Madura sub-district (-1997-) ../..

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maekala a..: angote (angot'ä) (T) tell, betray ?? Maekala Angot (Ma'ekala A.) (word ma'ekala is the genitive of ma'ekal, centre) known as a province from the 1300s ?? Maekala Bahr (Ma'ekala B.), north of Bashilo river (name bahr may refer to lake Ashenge) also a province known from the 1300s ?? Maekala Tawezat (Ma'ekala Tawäzat), like the one above north of Bashilo river, but not known in later sources JED11 Maerle, see Asmarerle JDN87c Mafala (area)

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Mafud, Mezezo, Moja & Wadera wereda 09/39 [Ad] with 82 rural and 2 urban kebeles among which Abdilak, Agamber, Ajana, Alew Amba, Amasha & Cheriye, Anazhga, Arada, Argaga & Inchine, Armaniya, Asfachew & Chira Meda, Atkwar & Hara Chelenko, Awajo, Ayne, Birka & Lisan Washa, Dawde Amba & Begu, Debre Mitmat, Denchur, Derewa & Amba Washa, Dinshik, Dirgmit, Dokakit, Eltoke, Fasil Amba, Gedelge & Hara Chelenko, Gener, Germemcha, Gifayta, Gift Bahir, Gift Gay, Gimja Mascha, Gorat, Goshge & Wesafe, Gurj, Guy, Ibab Amba, Indode, Indris, Ineshirbo, Jemay & Gan, Jingodo, Kase Ager, Koso Amba, Koste Amba, Kurkur, Kwash, Lay Beret, Mane Amba, Mebrek Amba, Mehal Moja, Mejen Tiratir, Melet & Gunch Amba, Mengeta, Mengist, Meskele Gedam, Mezezo Zuriya, Mogil Washa, Nech Gedel, Salayish, Sefed Meda, Segat & Jor, Shola Meda, Shotel Amba, Sina & Debre Sina, Termaber, Tife Amba, Tikur Chika, Wanza Beret, Wedera, Weja, Wenfes & Ingido Washa, Werogero, Weyin Wiha, Weyra Amba, Wez Midir, Wigir, Wisha Tirs, Yibaz, Yita, Yizaba, Zaro, Zelo & Inbise, Zeno Amba HDU06 Mafud wereda, in Menz & Yifat awraja 09/39 [Ad] Administrative centre Armanya (circa 1944-1967), thereafter Debre Sina (1967-). Started in 1941 as a large wereda, stretching from Termaber as far as Awash river. Since then borders as well as the name have often changed. mafuda (Gondar A) small purse of leather HFE39 Magab (Magat) (mountain) 1352'/3918' 1959 m, 13/39 [Gz] cf Megab magad (A) Trifolium spp., T. rueppellianum; there are about 30 species of the Trifolium genus of clover in Ethiopia; magad (Som) tanned hide, leather; magada, magaada (O) difficult to handle HCE21 Magada (area) 05/38 [WO] magaddo (O) kind of salt; magedo (magädo) (A) firewood HBK37 Magado (Megado) (volcano, with a salt mine), 03/38 [WO Gz Mi] 0354'/3813', village 28 km south-west of Mega magado: badda (O) highland, mountain HCD08 Magado 0530'/3818', 05/38 [Gz x] south of Agere Maryam, with forest 20 km long in the 1930s HCD18 Magado (Badda Magado) 0530'/3820' 05/38 [WO Gu] MS coordinates would give map code HCD09 HFF35c Magah (recorded in 1841) 13/39 [Ha] magal: Abba Magal was an Oromo war leader who laid the foundation of the kingdom of Jimma; a king of Gera also had that name; magala, magalaa (O) 1. market; town; 2. pleasant, sweet, mild; magaala 3. beautiful; brown; megala (A) market place, bazaar /mainly in Harar/ JDB25 Magala (area) 08/41 [WO] GDU01 Magale (Magalle), see Megale JEN15 Magalle (plain & mountain) 1248'/4000' 1493 m 12/40 [WO Gz] JEN23 Magalle (area) 12/40 [WO] JEN32 Magalle (mountain) 1252'/4018' 12/40 [Gz] magalo: maggalu (O) amble, pace up and down JCH51 Magalo, see Megalo

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Magalo, see Dire Dawa magan (O) excrement /of animal/; (Som) refuge, sanctuary; magaan (Som) slow horse; gifa (A) push! jiifaa (Som) lynx Magan Gifa (Meigag Gifa) 0742'/4530' 649 m 07/45 magana (Konso), hall for assembly of men Maganan (Maganani) 1245'/3626' 807 m 12/36 Maganase (Maganasse, Meganesse), 08/37 in the Cheha wereda in the Gurage Zone Magarauein (Magarauen) 0728'/4630' 554 m 07/46 Magas 1005'/3905' 2208 m 10/39 Magas kebele 10/39 in north-east Lay Bet & Tach Bet wereda stretching to its northern border, 6-11 km north-east of Alem Ketema; area 2,361 hectares. [CSA 1994] Magat, see Magab Magazzen (in Jimma region) ../.. Magbaba, cf Maglaba 13/40 Magbara, Jebel (Jabal Maqbarah, J. Magharibah), 12/36 (mountain) 1241'/3611' 733 m, south of Metemma and partly inside Sudan Magdala (Magdalla), see Mekdela Magdala (Magdalla), see Amba Maryam Magdille (pass), near the border of Eritrea, 14/39 1427'/3926', north of Adigrat Magdul (waterhole) 12/42 Magech (Swe: Magetsch) (in Gondar region), river with old stone bridge, see Megech Magela 0855'/3510'c, 08/35 area near Gore to its south-east Magelli, see Majelli Magenta (Maghenta) (area) 10/40 Magenta (Maghenta, Maghente) (mountains), 11/40 1115'/4010' 946 m, near the road east of Bati Magenta (Maghenta) (mountain range), 11/41 in the lower Awash valley mager (magär) (A) wall of poles fastened in the ground; horizontal pieces holding the uprights of a wall together; (T) kind of small or medium tree, Boswellia papyrifera; magera (O) bundle of wood used as support in house construction; maageer (Som) circle, enclosure Mager (Magher) 09/39 Maggesso, see Majesso Magghiete 1319'/3900' 1408 m, south of Abiy Adi 13/39 Maggio, see Mojo Maggo, see Mago Magi (Maghi Gh.) 11/37 Magi, see Maji Magia, see Maja Magina 13/37 Magivez 12/37 Maglaba (area), cf Magbaba 13/40 Maglalla 1402'/4006' 925 m, pass at 1400'/4003', 14/40 see under Mekdela Magna, see Manya

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Magno, see Bogol Manyo Mago: also name of a settlement and a river Mago (Maggo) (village), 05/36 [n] received emergency food in 1975 Mago National Park (Maki) one peak 1776 m, 05/36 [Ca MS] with highest point Mago mountain 2528 m, and size 2,162 sq km. Magobi (Cafulle Magobi?) (area) 12/41 [WO] Magon 0928'/4054' 1218 m, near the railway 09/40 [Gz] Magorros (Mogorros) (plain) 1300'/4130' 13/41 [x WO] Magot kebele 11/39 [Ad] in westernmost Dawint & Delanta wereda at its north-western corner; area 5,810 hectares. [CSA 1994] Magram, Bl. 13/36 [WO] Magu 1003'/4033' 556 m, south-west of Gewane, 10/40 [Ne Gu Gz] (Magou) (small village, hot springs near?) "The pass of Magu means a passage to the real Dankali." Magua (Mégua), see Mega Magumbal 12/35 [WO] Magur, see Mogor Magyete, see Magghiete, cf Majete 13/39 [+ WO] Maha Meda, see Mehal Meda mahaber: mehaber (A) association for mutual aid based on attachment to a specific patron saint; mahber silase (A) local association, monthly Trinity gathering Mahaber Silase (M. Selassie, Mahbere Sillase), 12/36? [+ x] monastery 80 km south-east of Metemma Mahadera Mariam, see Mahdere Maryam Mahbere Daguea ../.. [..] Mahbere Sillase, see Mahaber Silase Mahdere Selam (Wegedi), ../.. [n] town in Tenta (North) wereda (-1999-) Mahdere Selam, 10/38 [Ad] in north-eastern Wegdi wereda Adjoining kebeles are Abey to the south-east and Abado on the other sides. Within a radius of 10 km there are at 3E Sika Shinbira kebele 7E Daleti kebele 9E Gudeti kebele 10E Guna kebele 9SE Tereko kebele 4S Debre Tsige kebele 8S Abate kebele 9S Were Abu kebele 5SW Arkiso kebele 7SW Makefta kebele 7SW Hawey kebele 10SW Gelign kebele 1W Serto Masaya kebele 4W Tungi kebele 5W Kabe Webo kebele 8W Tagel Behibret kebele 10W Gelebe kebele 4NW Lemlemitu Tungi kebele

8NW Densa Keraba kebele 8NW Derami kebele 4N Tinign kebele 7N Lincho kebele 9N Yilamu kebele 10N Werke Wariho kebele 4NE Taye kebele 9NE Bote kebele 10NE Dibibiso kebele HEM61 Mahago (Maaga, Maago, Maugo) 12/39 1218'/3924' 2354 m Coordinates would give map code HEM60 HDU32 Mahal Meda, see Mehal Meda mahal w..: mehal wenz (A) middle /of?/ river HDM64 Mahal Wenz (Mahaluonz) 09/39 (probably the same as written Machal-wans by Captain Harris) mahalta: mahiletay (A) cantor /mahilete gembo, priests' song in praise of founder of a feast/ JEN45 Mahalta (mountain range) over 1500 m 13/40 JEN65 Mahalta 1313'/4015' 539 m 13/40 HFC25 Mahar, see Amba Mahar HFF30 Mahar, Debra, see Debre Mear HFC50 Maharish (on map of 1868) 14/36 HF... Mahausay, in Tigray 13/37? HET77 Mahaweria 1319'/3907' 1710 m, south of Abiy Adi 13/39 mahbara: mabara (O) religious organization HFE.? Mahbara Maryam (ancient convent) south of Aksum? 13/38 cf Mahaber .. HFE24 Mahbere Daguea (Mahber Degue, Mahbere Tsion) 13/38 1349'/3849' 1330 m, north-west of Abiy Adi, cf Mahibere Dego HFD12 Mahbere Samuel (monastery), see Woldebba HEH.. Mahbere Sillase (M. Sellassie), monastery in Qwara 12/36 mahder (A,T) leather book case, kind of book bag; mahdere (T) something containing something HEJ09 Mahdera Sibhat (Mahadera S.) 11/37 small island near the shore of lake Tana mahdere maryam (A) abode of Saint Mary HED94 Mahdere Maryam (Mahidera Mariam, Mahedere M.) 11/37 (Mahadera M.) 1143'/3755' 2325/2460 m, 11/37 church and monastery east of the southern part of lake Tana, (centre in 1964 of Grariya sub-district) HBK16 Maheir 0347'/3800' 1408 m, 03/38 mountain on the border of Kenya HDU07 Mahfud, see Debir, cf Mafud JDG82 Mahfud (Mahhfood, Marfood) 0958'/3958' 1344 m 09/39 mahibere ..: see mahbere above H.... Mahibere Bekur 09/39 (centre in 1964 of Key Afer sub-district) H.... Mahibere Degu (M. Digo) 14/39? (centre in 1964 of Nadir wereda), cf Mahaber, Mahber HDU33 Mahil Meda, see Mehal Meda & HDU34 HFF31 Mahila 1355'/3927' 2187 m, south of Hawzen 13/39 JCC99 Mahjabo, see Mehajob HES.. Mahl Ager, see Mehal Ager

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Mahl Endebet, see Mehal Endebet Mahl Iste, see Mehal Iste Mahl Semada, see Mehal Semada Mahlgaynt, see Mehal Gayint maho (Som) desire, want Maho 12/37 Maho (area) 12/37 Mahoni, 20 km /east?/ from Maychew market 12/39? Mahoya (recorded in 1868) 14/39 mai (T) watercourse, intermittent stream Mai .., see also May .. and comment written there Mai Aba (Mai'aba, Mai Abba) 14/39 (sub-district & its centre in 1964), (caves with some cut rock), south of Adigrat Mai Abai (in Shire) 14/38 Mai Abaour sub-district (centre in 1964 = Terier) 14/38 Mai Abba, see Mai Aba Mai Abuna Yohannes (M. A. Iohannes) 1900 m 12/39 mai ad..: adele (T), (addälä) (A) 1. distribute, allot, endow; 2. serve tej; adala (O) kind of wild cat; Mai Adele 12/39 mai ag..: agam (O) some; (A,T) much-branched shrub with edible fruits Mai Agam 14/39 Mai Agula 1341'/3937', cf Agula 13/39 Mai Agunore 1420'/3942' 2470 m, east of Adigrat 14/39 Mai Aini, village in Tigray, cf Ain Mai ../.. Robert Napier's force passed there in 1868. Mai Alahati (wells in river bed) 12/39 Mai Alba, at the Eritrean border 14/39 Mai Alekti (May Aläqti, 'infected water', Mai'alekti), 13/39 in the Adigrat region, flat but muddy highland area (centre in 1964 of Awuli Tsero wereda & sub-district, and of Mai Alekti sub-district) mai an..: may anbessa (T) lion's water anbesa (anbässa) (A) anbessa (T) lion Mai Anbessa (Mai Ambessa) (saddle) c.2500 m 12/39 mai ar..: arkaan (Som) five pillars of Islam Mai Arkana (Mai Arcana) (valley) 12/39 mai aw..: awli (T) damp, dew Mai Awli (historical? area south-west of Adigrat) ../39 mai ba..: baha (O) kind of tree with good wood, Olea welwitschii Mai Baha (with rock-hewn church Amanuel), 13/38? at 65 km on road west from Mekele, cf Maybaba mai be..: beles (A) shrub or small tree, Ficus palmata; Euphorbia spp., cactus Opuntia Mai Beles (Tini) (valley) 1920 m, 13/38 see under Abiy Adi Mai Buia 1050 m 13/38 Mai Canetta, see May Kinetal Mai Cayeh, see May Keyih Mai Ceu (Mai Cio, Mai Chio), see Maychew mai cha..: chahaa (O) shade, shadow Mai Chaha, 15 km south of Senafe 14/39 Mai Chankwa (Mai Cianqua), see Diyadib

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Mai Chelfo (Mai Celfo) 1318'/3936' 2086 m, 13/39 [+ Gu Gz] south of Kwiha Mai Chelicut (in Tigray), cf HEU81 Chelikut ../.. [Mi] mai che..: chena (ch'äna) (T) smell, odour Mai Chena (abandoned in the 1840s?) 14/38 [18] Mai Cheneta (M. Canetta), see May Kenetal Mai Chiguna (Maichiguna) 14/39? [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 of Ahseo wereda) Mai Cianqua, see Diyadib Mai Ciocomti, see May Chokomti Mai Ciogonte (Mai Chiogonite), see May Chogonte Mai Cisa, see May Chisa mai da..: daaro (Som) touch lightly; daro (Som) strangle-hold in wrestling; dahro (T) wild fig tree, Ficus dahro, Ficus vasta; daro (O) saint; dhaaro (Som) swear, take an oath Mai Daro 1418'/3823' 1766 m 14/38 [Gu Gz] Mai Debra (Mai Debar?), 13/39 [18] in the region of Hawzen and Antalo Mai Deleita sub-district (Maidele'ita ..) 14/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Adi Abun) mai di..: diima (O) red Mai Dima, see May Dema Mai Dolo, see May Dolo under Kwiha mai e..: elma (O) milking a cow Mai Elma 1339'/3827' 1750 m, east of Sekota 13/38 [WO Gu Gz] mai ga..: gabata (O) low eating table Mai Gabat (in westernmost Tigray) ../.. [x] Mai Gibba (Mai Ghibba) 1327'/3921' 1746 m, 13/39 [+ Gz] south-west of Mekele, see May Gibba Mai Giugurti, see Mai Jugurti Mai Gova (village, with brook of the same name) 14/36 [18] mai gu..: gudo (Som) inside, interior Mai Gudo (Maigudo) 0729'/3712' 3260 m, 07/37 [Gz] "mountainous massif" in Kefa (there is another Mai Gudo in Eritrea), see May Gudo mai gun..: gundi (T) trunk of tree; gundhi (Som) lift, raise, jerk Mai Gundi 13/39 [Gu] Mai Gundi (wells) 14/38 [Gu] Mai Gwo Gunna (M.Guo G.) (valley) 14/39 [+ Gu] Mai Haber, with postal agent/sub-post office ../.. [Po] Mai Haini 13/38 [Gu] Mai Hanse (in Tigray) ../.. [n] mai h..: humer (A,T) tamarind lowland tree Mai Humer (in Tigray) ../.. [n] mai i..: ila (T) well/s/; ila, ija (O) 1. eye; 2. grain, seed; ilaa (O) here, there Mai Ila, in Temben south/?/ of Abiy Adi, 13/39? [n] archaeological open air site Mai Islamai (M. Islami), battle site near Debre Abay 13/37 [18 x] Mai Jerbeda (Mai Gerbeda) (valley), 13/39 [+ Gu] see under Samre Mai Jugurti (Mai Giugurti) (valley), 13/39 [+ Gu] see under Mekele Mai Kado (with rock-hewn church), 14/39 [x] see under Hawzen, cf Meakudi

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Mai Keu, see Maychew Mai Koho (Mai Coho, Mai Qoho) 14/38 (high plateau), see under Aksum mai k..: qwolla (A) lowland HFE65 Mai Kwolla (Mai Quolla) (valley) 2130 m, 14/38 see under Adwa HFE92 Mai Lahla (Mailahla) (cemetery) 1424'/3842', 14/38 north of Aksum near the border of Eritrea HFE94 Mai Lahla, see Lahlaha mai la..: laalaa (O) lesson serving as a warning; lala (Arsi O) collective name for climbers e.g. Cissus sp. HFE84 Mai Lala, see Rama mai lo..: lomin (T) lemon, lime, orange HET06 Mai Lomin (valley), see under Sekota 13/39 HET07 Mai Lomin (Mailomin) (place), see under Sekota 13/39 HES13 Mai Luco, see May Liko HFF02 Mai Macdem, see May Mekden mai m..: mado (A) on the other side of water or obstacle; maddoo (O) headstall; maado (Som) hide oneself HEM.. Mai Mado (area), cf Mai Modo, May Mada 12/39 HFD48 Mai Manru (Mai Manni) 1358'/3816' 1389 m 13/38 HFE99 Mai Marat (Maimarat) (recorded in 1868) 14/39 HFF52c Mai Marat Debri (mountain, recorded in 1868) 14/39 HFF71 Mai Masano (waterhole), see under Adigrat 14/39 HF... Mai Mechellikwit (Mai Mecelliquit) 1835 m 14/39 HFF53 Mai Megelta (Maimegelta, /Mai/ Meghelta) 14/39 (May Megelta) 1405'/3939' 2409 m, south-east of Adigrat, (sub-district & its centre in 1964, also centre of Aguedi sub-district) HFE07c Mai Mereb (birthplace of Yohannis IV) 13/39 HEU52 Mai Mescic, see Keke HFE56 Mai Misham, see May Misham mai mo..: mooddo (Som) assumption, opinion, belief; mode, fashion HEM.. Mai Modo (Maimodo) 12/39 HEM.. Mai Modo sub-district (centre in 1964 = Bechoka) 12/39 HFM03 Mai Muna, see Muna HFF30 Mai Quarar, see Adi Korkora HFD58 Mai Scebenni, see May Shebenni HET26 Mai Segalu (area with waterhole) 13/39 HF... Mai Semut (Maisemut) 14/38 (centre in 1964 of Kulu Feriha sub-district) ?? Mai Serau (with bridge in the 1930s) ../.. ?? Mai Shaha (valley in Simen) ../.. mai sha..: shana (O) floury; shanaa (O) kind of cabbage HF... Mai Shana (Maishana) 14/38 (sub-district & its centre in 1964) HF... Mai Sheket (area prospected for gold) 13/39 HF... Mai Sheru (sub-district & its centre in 1964) 14/38 mai shu..: shum (A) chief, official HFE63c Mai Shum ("Bath of Queen Sheba"), 14/38 see under Aksum HFD77 Mai Surru 1414'/3815' 1722 m, 14/38 village north of Inda Silase

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Maitemre (Maitsemri), see May Tsemre Maitsemu, see May Tsimu Maitsha (corruption of Macha/Mecha?), ../.. flat country on both sides of the Abay river, described by J Bruce Maiu (Amba Maiu) 1343'/3917' 2657 m, 13/39 north-west of Mekele Maiu, see Mayu Maiugeri, see Mayujeri 09/40 Maizella, plain somewhere south of lake Ashenge ../.. maja (O) 1. hyena; 2. dried dung Maja 0922'/3659' 1983 m, west of Haretu 09/36 Maja (Magia) (area) 11/40 Majang language (Ato Majang, Majanjiro), see Mesengo Majangir, ethnic group in the south-west (Majingir, Majenger, Mesengol, Masongo, Masango, Majanjiro, Tama, Ojanjur, Ajo, Ato Majang, Ato Majanger-onk, Ougang, Ujang) Majangir language (Mesengo, Masongo, Masango) Maje (national park camp) 13/38 Majelli (Magelli, Madscel), see Weyra Beret 11/39 Majenger, see Majangir Majesso (Maggesso) (area) 08/38 Majet (with election constituency) majete: majite (A) kind of shrub or small tree, Grewia mollis; majete (A) my larder, my alcove Majete (Majetie, Iruf Kolemo) 1027'/3951' 2429 m 10/39 Majete (Majite, Majiti, Majetie) 1044'/3950' 10/39 (with sub-post office under Dessie) (centre in 1964 of Gemza sub-district) Adjoining kebeles are Agla & Sanka Ber to the south-east, Majete & Dur Amba narrowly across, and Kobekeb to the north-west. Within a radious of 10 km there are at 3E Agamber kebele 4SE Miramir kebele 6SE Silelo kebele 8SE Kori Meda kebele 8SE Hora Dildiy kebele 10SE Kara Kore (Koraqore) settlement 5S Yegelda kebele 6S Dulit & Gedera kebele 7S Wegama & Bashra kebele 10S Kara Legoma kebele 10S Dije & Denb kebele 3SW Lulge Seret kebele 8SW Amash kebele 9SW Siray Dega kebele 6W Wezhed kebele 8W Siray Gedel kebele 10W Anaz Tid kebele 5NW Daguche kebele 8NW Kerkeha & Shereta kebele 10NW Safra kebele 3N Ankar kebele 4N Kab & Sar Amba kebele 5N Getem kebele

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Makanis (Machannis, Moccanis) (mountain) 09/42 [WO Gz] 0935'/4254' 1886 m, same as Makanissa below HDM12 Makaniso (Macaniso) 2012m, see under Sidisto 09/39 [WO] makanissa (A,O) kind of medium-sized tree, Croton macrostachys, with broad leaves of which some are usually bright yellow; also Dombeya goetzenii, D. quinqueseta, which are shrubs or small trees; makanisa (makkannisa) (O) red/whitish honey ?? Makanissa, area in Sidamo ../.. [Mi] between the Awata and mormora rivers east of Ula-Ulo mountain HDH78 Makanissa (Maccanissa) 09/36 [+ WO] JDK54 Makanissa (Macanissa, Macanis, Moccanis), 09/42 [x Gu WO] (mountain) 0934'/4254' 1886/2048 m HCC42c Makanna (Makana) 05/36 [x] important sub-chief area in Maale HES69 Makanna (Macanna, Mecanna) 1317'/3822' 3401 m, 13/38 [+ WO Gz] near Ras Dashen, see also Mekane Birhan HEC68 Makar, see Mekari HC... Makara 05/35 [20] village in the area of the Chai Suri clan HFF64 Makargot (Macargot) 1406'/3944' 2788 m, 14/39 [+ Gu Gz] south-east of Adigrat ?? Makaro, ../.. [n] a place on the Omo river, a few kilometres downstream from Alaka makarra: makara (O) harvest; makkara (O) difficulty, problem JER02 Makarra (Macarra) (area) 12/41 [+ WO] makata (O) wall niche serving as shelf; meketa (A) barrier HES50 Makatat (Macatat) (mountain) 1310'/3731' 1380 m, 13/37 [+ WO Gz] near map code HER59 HEK49 Makatawa (Mak'at'awa), see Meketewa HED68 Makdala, see Mekdela HEE69 Makdela, see Mekdela HDT53 Makefta kebele (Makäfta ..) 10/38 [Ad] somewhat to the east in north Wegdi wereda, 5-9 km south-west of Mahdere Selam; area 1,022 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEL39 Makel Jeras, see Machel Geras HEE83c Maket (Maqét) 60 km south-west of Lalibela, 11/38 [n] (with monastery Abuna Aron & rock-hewn church) HDU07 Makfud, see Debir, cf Mahfud HEU13 Makhan, see Mekan H.... Maki, see Mago 05/36 [x] HDE04 Maki, see Meki HEL27 Makina Ledata Maryam, see Lalibela : Mekena Lideta Maryam HEL37 Makina Medhane Alem, see Mekena .. HEK50 Makisegnit, see Maksenyit HEU52 Makmati Iwir (Makmat Iwurr) 1308'/3933' 2165 m, 13/39 [Gz WO Ad] (Mikimat Iwir), west of Debub, see Mikimat Iwir JDD62 Makoda (Macoda) (mountain) 0842'/4244' 1475 m 08/42 [+ Gz] JEP73 Makolle (Macolle) 1319'/4058' 173 m, 13/40 [+ Gz] near Afrera lake HCU04 Makonna (Maconna) (area) 07/39 [+ WO] HDD26 Makorkor, see Mekorkor makram (Som) pouch for various amulets HED69 Makramit (Macramit) (mountain) 11/38 [+ Gu] maksano ga..: maksenyo gebeya (A) Tuesday market

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Maksano Gabya, see Minch Maksenyit (Maksegnit, Makisegnit, Maksegenet) 12/37 (with sub-post office under Gondar) 1215'/3730' (centre in 1964 of Chihira sub-district) HEK60 Maksenyit (Maksegnit, Makisenit) 10/37? 1223'/3733' 1923 m, south of Gondar (visiting postman under Debre Markos) maksenyo gebeya (maksännyo gäbäya) (A) Tuesday market GDF93c Maksenyo Gebeya 08/34 HEK61 Maksenyo Gebeya 12/37 south-east of Gondar at the road to Addis Zemen HER78 Maksenyo Gebeya (Maksanyo Gavata) 13/37 makta: maktat (T) kind of shrub or small tree, Carissa schimperi; makteh, mukteh (T) Carissa deflersii, a shrub or scrambler with thorns; makto (O) mystery, secret, secret meeting HEC35 Makta (Macta) 11/37 -Makuda, a group of the Mudaitu branch of the Afar makudi: makoodi (O) dove, pigeon HFF30 Makudi (Mak'udi, Maqudi) 1350'/3925' 2124 m, 13/39 south of Hawzen HEC37 Makudya (Macudia) (hill) 11/37 JCJ28 Makule (area) 06/42 HCC58 Makulla (Maculla) 05/37 HEJ44 Makunta Iyesus (Macunta Iesus) (church) 12/37 HDT16 Makur (Mak'ur, Maqur) 1004'/3859' 2181 m 10/38 HDT16 Makur kebele (Maqur ..) 10/39 centrally in Lay Bet & Tach Bet wereda, adjoining Alem Ketema to its north and extending 5 km northwards; area 751 hectares. [CSA 1994] ?? Makure (Macure), ancient customs post in Sahart ../.. makuta (A) light meal HEC69 Makwal (Makoal) (with church) 11/37 makwalla (O) Digitaria ternata, Dactyloctenium aegyptium HEJ87 Makwamanra Maryam (Macuamanra Mariam) church 12/37 malab (Afar) honey JDD34 Malable (waterhole) 08/42 malaf (Som) soft plants for grazing; malef (A) passage JDN77 Malafaburi, see Burka HFF42 Malahayenghi, see Mellehai Zengi JBT95 Malaico, see Malayko JCK74 Malaico, see Maleico HEJ05 Malakust Maryam (Manacust Mariam) 11/37 malap k..: koma (O) 1. chest, breast; 2. qoomaa instant killing; (A) 1. sterile /land/; 2. kind of large tree JEB50 Malap Koma (Malap Coma) (area) 11/40 malas (Som) small amount of food to soothe an animal; malaas (Som) cover with a mixture of lime and clay JDS33 Malas, B. (area) 1159 m 10/42 malatta: melata (melat'a) (A) bald, hairless; malhetta (T) scrubby bush or tree, Ximenia americana; malato (O) scar; mallato (O) line, sign, signal, mark, seal; omen, foreboding HBK92 Malatta, G. (hill) 04/37 ?? Malawa (historically recorded place in Bali) ../..

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Malgaga (area) 09/42 Malge (Malghe) (area) 07/38 malge w..: wondo (O) kind of spindly shrub or tree Malge Wendo (with agricultural school) 07/38 Malguie (Malgiye, Malgi, Malghie) 10/37 1058'/3745' 2370/2420 m mali (O) who? what? why? maali (Som) lend, loan Mali sub-district 1274 m 05/36 (centre in 1964 = Kongie) Maliftali 10/40 Maligui, see under Deneba 09/39 malik: melk (mälk) (A) 1. chant in praise of a saint; 2. shape, appearance maliko: malliiqo (Som) palm leaves for making mats Maliko Edlu (Malico Edlu) (area) 11/41 Malilo (in Gimbi awraja) 09/35? malima (O) rainmaker; mallima (O) teacher, scholar Malima, cf Kersa & Malima Malima 0831'/3823' 2809 m, 08/38 (with church Medhane Alem) Malima 0915'/3845' 2534 m, see under Sululta 09/38 Malima 0930'/3852' 2604 m, south-west of Fiche 09/38 Malima Aba sub-district (centre in 1964 = Lemen) 08/38 Malingur, a tribe of the Borana people occupying a large area Malingur (area) 07/43 malka, malkaa (O) ford; muddy pool Malka .., see also Melka .. Malka (Malk'a, Malqa) 1353'/3904' 1460 m 14/39? (sub-district & its centre in 1964) Malka Bafata, see Melka Bafeta Malka Ciratti, see Melka Chireti malka dibo (O) bush ford; dibo (O) thicket, thick growth of bushes; dibbo (Som) 1. stay out all night; 2. be invisible Malka Dibo (Malca D.) (ford) 1027'/3829' 1130 m 10/39 malka g..: girma (A) dignity, grandeur, beauty, majesty Malka Girma (seasonal waterhole) 05/40 Malka Lokman (name on old maps), see Jambir Malka Mari (Malka Murri, Malka), see Melka Meri Malka Maryam (Malqa Mariam) 10/37 (centre in 1964 of Janabiet sub-district) Malkaguerba, see Melka Gerba Malkarafo, see Kembolcha Malkassa, see Melkasa Malke (Malche) 07/38 Malkei (Malchei), see under Megalo 06/40 malko (Som) mountain pass, passage Malko (Malco) 07/36 Malkoray (Malcorai, Malcarar) 08/39 0825'/3925' 1416 m, at Awash river Mallaile, see El Melhale Malle (people), see Maale Malle 0614'/3720' 2169,3900 m 06/37 Malleda 07/43 Mallifto (area) 10/40 Mallik (Mallic) 1044'/4215' 752 m 10/42

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Mana (spring), cf Manna, Mena, Mene, Menna 06/40 Mana 0656'/4039' 1529 m, south of Ginir 06/40 mana jarti (O) home of old and respectable woman Mana Jarti (village in Wellega) ../.. mana s..: Sibu, an Oromo tribe Mana Sibu wereda 06/40 (-1994-) is divided into 87 rural and 3 urban kebeles. Mana wereda (-1997-) 06/40 (-1994-) is divided into 47 rural kebeles and 1 urban. Manacust Mariam, see Malakust Maryam Manada, see Manaola Manadeley (historical market town), 13/39 corresponding to modern Debub? manafarda (O), feres bet (A) horse stable Manafarda (Farasbet) 06/38 Managasha, see Menagesha Manajerti, at 4 hour ride from Nejo 09/35 Manana, a small community in eastern Gemu-Gofa Mananna (area), cf Menena 06/37 Manaola (Maneola, Manada) 0953'/3422' 632 m 09/34 Manasebo (Manesebo, Mamascbo) (village) 10/35 1041'/3541' 2402 m Coordinates would give map code HDP80 nearby Manatunaja kebele (Manat'unaja ..) 11/38 far to the west in Wadla wereda at its southern border, 13-20 km west-southwest of Bete Hor; area 3,645 hectares. [CSA 1994] Manawe (monastery, few monks nowadays), 13/39 associated with Ras Alula whose ruined house is in the area Manbuk, centre of Dangur wereda 11/36 Mancare, see Mekare Mancha people, see Manjo Manchaf (Mancifa) 0655'/4159' 495/622 m, 06/41 Coordinates would give map code JCJ64 Manchelfo (Manch'elfo) 1321'/3936' 1999 m, 13/39 (with church Mikael), south of Kwiha Manchelung, J. (Mancelung, Mancelungh) (mountain) 11/35 1125'/3505' 1186 m, on the border of Sudan Manchil (Mancil), see under Debre May 11/37 mancho (Kefa) low-caste hunter Mancho (Mancio) (steppe area), cf Mencho 07/37 Mancho (Mancio) (area) 08/37 Manda (area) 945 m 11/40 Manda (mountain chain) 1152'/4100' 504 m, 11/41 south-west of Serdo Manda (wide area) MS:1221'/4206' = JEJ65 12/42 Gz:1225'/4211' 692 m manda al.: ale (A) to tell; alle (A) there is Manda Ale (area) 09/40 manda el.: ela (O) 1. deep lake or pond; clear water; eelaa 2. very heavy /load/; ela (A) well, cistern Manda-ela (waterhole) 10/41 Mandaba (peninsula at lake Tana, with monastery) 12/37 mandara (O) 1. large market place, see mandera; 2. village; (Borana) kind of shrub or small tree, Dodonaea viscosa

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Mara (mountain) MS:1130'/3646' = HEC71 11/36 1129'/3649' 2284 m, north-west of Dangila HEM83 Mara, see Maru HEU61 Mara (recorded in 1868) 13/39 mara g..: gubet (gubbät) (A) liver JCD69 Mara Gubed 0601'/4323' 306 m 06/43 mara guro: guro, guroo (O) raw cotton; 2. lump, hard mass; guro (Som) 1. place cleared on loaded camel for people to sit; 2. pick up, collect for oneself JDE85 Mara Guro (area) 08/43 HEC63 Mara Medhane Alem 11/36 HCK26c Marab Abaya, on north-east shore of lake Abaya 06/38 maraba: marabbaa (O) dignity ?? Maraba (village, with massacre in 1937) ../.. HDT18 Marabetie (Marabieti, Morabietie), 10/39 province inhabited (1800s) purely by Amhara, cf Merhabete KCP59 Marcauene, see Markawene HDH13 Maracce, see Wedebo JEA43c Marad (village) 11/40 ?? Marade (historical), see main Merade, cf Marayde ../.. ?? Maradi (same as above, or same as Moret?) HDM64 Marafiya, see Let Marefia HFE55 Marafluba (Maraflubai) 1400'/3858' 1906 m, 14/38 south of Adwa, see under May Kenetal maragu (O) daub, seal, smear; maraga (O) plaster, cement JCE35 Maragududo 05/43 JFA29 Maraha (Maraha Bad) (swamp) 13/40 JEC30 Marahale (area) 11/41 JFA56 Maraho Karum (island in lake Assale) 14/40 HCH80 Marai 0708'/3544' 1864 m, 07/35 north-west of Shewa Gimira maraile: maraay leh (Som) having acacia trees JEJ64 Maraile (well) 12/41 HFL07 Marakeyna (Maracheina) (hill) 2320 m 14/39 -Marako, a northern colony near Butajira of the Hadiya people HCS.. Marako (with S.I.M. mission station), 07/38 north of Urbarag and Silti JCK68 Marameit, see Maramo JDB24 Marammarti (area) 08/41 marammarto (O) whirlwind, also game of spinning around JCK68 Maramo (Marameit) 0653'/4316' 654 m 06/43 maranya: marenj (A) kind of shrub, Strychnos innocua /which is strychnine-free?/; dobba (O) plastering maranya d..: doba (Gondar A) ox without borns, or /Shewa/ black and white HDT39 Maranya Doba (Maragna Doba) (area) 10/39 marar (O) sad; (Som) times, instances, occasions JDK52 Marar (area), cf Marer 09/42 marara, mararaa (O) precious, costly mararu (O) to cause sadness marasha (O) plough-share; maresha (A) plough marasho (Som) emptiness JCD29 Marasho (Marascio) 05/43 HCD83 Marato, see Darato GDM87 Marattu, see Marrato

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Marmare ../.. Early settlement in north-east Konso. marmari (Som) rub, wipe, clean; (O) explorer; marmaro (Som) rub oneself /the eyes/; marmaru (O) visit HBR26 Marmaro, G. (peak) 0444'/3709' 1164 m 04/37 JBR62 Marmaro (Bol) 0508'/4149' 309 m 05/41 JBR70 Marmaro 0512'/4140' 328 m 05/41 JDH47 Marmarsa (area) 09/41 marmarsitu (O) spy; marmaru (O) entwine, wind, surround; marmaruu (O) come repeatedly, frequent a place; marmarsu (O) wrap oneself, turn around, wander about, stroll HDF50 Marmazza (with bridge) 08/39 JBP89 Marmoro (plain) 05/41 maro, maroo (O) 1. /secret/ agreement, confidant; 2. boiled fresh corn cake; maro (Som) 1. cloth, robe; 2. be finished; maaro (Som) ability, skill, means; marro, marroo (O) one's turn JDN16 Maro (area) 10/40 marodileh: maroodi leh (Som) with elephants JCL26 Marodileh 0632'/4358' 540 m 06/43 ?? Marogala, in middle Awash valley ../.. HCT92 Maroko (Marroco, Marraco, Marequo), 08/38 (wide area) maroor (Som) crookedness, twisted object JEC08 Maror (hill) 10/42 HFF25 Maroro (with rock-hewn church) 13/39 ?? Marowa, ../.. place south of Antalo marrata (O) kind of snake said to have a special sound GDM87 Marrato (Marattu) 0949'/3500' 1511 m, 09/34 (Oromo village), see under Mendi, see also Teyba JEC82 Marri (area) 11/41 marsa, marsaa (O) scapegoat HEU13 Marsa, see Korbeta HC... Marshille, in the Gidole region 05/37 marsu, marsuu (O) 1. wrap around, surround, sit in a circle; 2. patrol an area; 3. swish a whip JDA07 Marsu (area) 08/40 marta (O) plain, usually at the foot of a mountain; (A) (mart'a) elephant's tail as a trophy Marta, a female name derived from the Bible HDK93 Marta 0952'/3751' 1244 m, cf Merta 09/37 marti (O) useless person; (Som) guests, visitors HDF76 Marti (area), cf Merti Jeju 08/39 HDJ29 Marti (area) 09/37 HDT87 Martikos kebele (Mart'iqos ..) 10/39 far to the east in central Kelala wereda at its eastern border, 19-23 km east of Kelala settlement; area 2,154 hectares. [CSA 1994] marto (O) 1. land at medium altitude about 1800-2300 m; 2. loin cloth, cloth loosely worn around the waist HCT04 Marto (area), cf Merto 07/38 HEM02 Marto, see under Weldiya 11/39 JEG14 Marto (area) 930 m 11/40

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martu (O) long hair /of female/; mane of lion HDS98 Martula Mariam (Martula), see Mertule Maryam maru (O) 1. to heal, recover, regain health; 2. to advise, pardon; 3. to entwine, wind, surround, roll, swirl; Maru, a male personal name HDC59 Maru (area) 08/37 HDC69 Maru 08/37 HDD46 Maru (It: Sella di Maru) 0833'/3806' 2804 m, 08/38 saddle 2430 m HDJ86 Maru 0951'/3708' 2502 m, south-east of Alibo 09/37 HDL24 Maru 0914'/3850' 2880 m, north-east of Sululta 09/38 HEJ56 Maru (area) 12/37 HEM83 Maru (Mara) 1229'/3942' 1637 m, east of Korem 12/39 JDH84 Maru (Maroo) (recorded in 1841) 09/41 JDJ17 Maru 0911'/4218' 1547 m, south-east of Harar 09/42 JCC99 Maruf (area) 0618'/4226' 429 m 06/42 GDF.? Marum Camp, at some distance from Gambela 08/34 HDK25 Marus Tereter (area) 09/37 HEJ78 Marwa (Marua) 12/37 HFF93c Marwa (area) about 20 km east-northeast of Adigrat 14/39 marwe: marwo (Som) lady, respectful term for woman JCC99 Marwe (Marue) (area) 06/42 HCT49 Maryam (Mariam) 07/39 HDJ00 Maryam (Apt. Mariam) (church), 09/36 see under Nekemte HDM90 Maryam (Mariam) (church) 09/39 HDR87 Maryam (Mariam) (area) 10/37 HEK23 Maryam (Mariam) (with church), see under Yifag 11/37 HEK64 Maryam (Mariam) (church) 12/37 HEK66 Maryam (Mariam) (church) 12/38 HEK98 Maryam (Mariam) 12/38 HEL42 Maryam (Mariam), see Yabta HEU92 Maryam Arena (Mariam A.) (plain), 13/39 see under Kwiha HEM92 Maryam Ashenge (Mariam Ascianghe) (hill) 12/39 HET66 Maryam Beleb (Mariam B.) 1316'/3901' 1577 m, 13/39 (Ugher/o/ Mariam), north of Fenarwa HET67 Maryam Belk (Mariam Belch) 13/39 maryam d..: debir (däbir) (A) church served by married priests; mountain HEJ79 Maryam Debir (M. Deber), 12/37 Amhara small village 16 km south of Gondar HFE20 Maryam Debre Cherbie (... Cuorie, ... Cuvrie), see Debre Kerbe HF... Maryam Dingilat (with churches), see Idaga Hamus : Dingilat maryam g..: gimb (A) stone wall or tower or castle HEJ47 Maryam Gimb (Mariam Ghemb) (historical ruins), 12/37 at northern shore of lake Tana, see also under (Old) Gorgora ?? Maryam Guta, place east-northeast of Hawzen ../.. HFE17 Maryam Hibito (Mariam Hebuto), 13/39 (with rock-hewn church), see under Temben churches maryam hoa: ho-a (O) warm; wiha (A) water HEK81 Maryam Hoa (Mariam Hoa) 1225'/3736' 2087 m 12/37 (with church), south-east of Gondar, cf Maryam Wiha Coordinates would give map code HEK71

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maryam k..: kaabi (Som) vicinity, nearness; qaabi (Som) put in order; kabi (A) 1. stone enclosure; 2. guaranty; kabi, qabi (O) hold, catch, move; kabi (Afar) leopard; kaabii (O) mound, stack; kabie, qabye (O) land, possession; kabbi (O) hale, large white pearl HDL95 Maryam Kabi (Mariam Cabi) (church) 09/38 HFF.. Maryam Korkor, see Geralta churches - northern HFE17c Maryam Malfa (old monastery in High Temben), 13/39 some 5-10 km north-west of Hagere Selam. There is a small village on the edge of an escarpment, and the monastery is located further down. maryam may l..: luko (O) short trousers HES11 Maryam May Luko (Mariam Mai Luco) 12/37 HE... Maryam Meko 13/39? HFE07 Maryam Quarar (Mariam Q.), see Yeresere HFE58 Maryam Rugbeito (Mariam R.) 14/39 HDT13 Maryam Sarka (Mariam Sarca) (church) 10/38 HDT03 Maryam Serka (Serk'a, Serqa, Gora Anda) 10/38 (Gorandu) 1002'/3842' 1816 m HDT04 Maryam Serka (M. Serk'a) 1001'/3847' 1637 m 10/38 HDT12 Maryam Serka kebele (.. Särqa ..) 10/39 in the westernmost corner of Lay Bet & Tach Bet wereda; area 2,318 hectares. [CSA 1994] HFF51 Maryam Setta (Mariam Setta, Setta, Anda M. Suta), 14/39 1403'/3928' 2251 m, see under Hawzen HFE.. Maryam Shewito (Mariam Sciauito, M. Shoaitu), 14/39 (valley in the Adwa region, with cave used as refuge) HET67 Maryam Tsarma (Mariam Ts.) 1311'/3913' 1855 m, 13/39 see under Samre Coordinates would give map code HET58 HFE96 Maryam Tzadia (Enda Mariam Tz.) (mountain) 14/39 1422'/3900' 1816, 2438 m HEP35 Maryam Wiha (Mariam Waha), see under Metemma 12/36 HES.. Maryam Wiha, in Wegera not very far from Gondar 12/37 HFE53c Maryama (Mariama), 14/38 village at two hours walk south of Aksum, with grass fields HEE85 Maryamu 1138'/3857' 2970 m, near Bete Hor 11/38 HE... Maryie (in Ambasel awraja), cf Mariye 11/39? mas k..: kereba (qäräba) (T) near HDT63 Mas Keraba kebele (.. Käraba ..) 10/38 in central Debre Sina wereda at its southern border, 9-12 km south-southwest of Mekane Selam; area 942 hectares. [CSA 1994] HES72 Masal Dengia, see Mesal Dengiya JDH05 Masala, see Mesela ?? Masala Maryam (historical, recorded in the 1400s), 10/39? in Menz, cf Mesela masalali (O) ladder masalo (Som) question, problem JDN97 Masalu (waterholes) 10/40 -Masango (ethnic group), see Majangir -Masango language (Masongo), see Majangir GCU12 Masango, see Tadi

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5SW Anjawa kebele 4W Tebi kebele 8W Bikicho kebele 8NW Wegesa kebele 5N Molek kebele 9N Bahoch kebele 6NE Bazura kebele HEA37 Masha (Mascia, Masci, Mascis, Maseis), 11/35 [+ WO Gz] 1112'/3524' 693 m, south-east of Gubba HEE47 Masha 1114'/3904' 2882 m, south-west of Mekdela 11/39 [Gz] HCN.. Masha Anderacha wereda 07/35 [Ad 20] (-1994-) is divided into 37 rural and 2 urban kebeles. masha k..: kuta (A,O) loose cotton dress with fringe; (O) measured plot of land HDR96 Masha Kuta (Agni) 1046'/3708' 2203 m, 10/37 [Gz] north-east of Bure HCN57 Masha sub-district (-2005-) 07/35 [20] HE... Masha sub-district (-1964-1997-) 11/39 [Ad n] mashasha (A) fold of the groin HEA34 Mashasha, see Meshesha HFE08 Masheh 1336'/3911' 2391 m, east of Abiy Adi 13/39 [Gz] HCG68 Mashembeta, 06/35 [+ x] area south-west of Mizan Teferi HEG47 Mashena, J. (hill) 12/35 [WO] ?? Mashengo, see Masogo mashi (southern Eth) kind of 'dead spirit' among the Ari people HCA98 Mashi (Masci), see Machi mashile: mashilla (A,O) greater millet, white sorghum, Sorghum vulgare; yebahir mashilla, maize HCC04c Mashile (Mashille), cf Masile 05/37 [LM] -Mashile language (Mashelle, Masholle), see Bussa HCC17 Mashile (Nacille) 0537'/3716' 1704 m 05/37 [Gz WO] HEL85 Mashilo (Mascalo) 12/38 [LM WO Gu] HC... Mashira 05/36? [x] -Masholle, see Dullay HES37 Mashurara Mikael (church) 1301'/3814', 13/38 [Gz] near Deresge HD... Masiet (centre in 1964 of Chatu sub-district) 09/39 [Ad] HCC09 Masile (area of ensete culture) 05/37 [x] HCF06c Masilo, between Negele and Goba 05/39 [x] ?? Masin (with church in the 1520s), near Mojo river ../.. [Pa] HEB21 Masinier (Masiner, Masinger) (mountain) 11/35 [WO Gz] 1105'/3548' 1218 m JER00 Maska (Masca) (area) 12/41 [+ WO] maskala, masqala (O) cross, Day of the Cross /in late September/; age HEJ34 Maskala Cristos, see Meskela Kristos maskan (Som) woman's black headscarf -Masqan (Misqan), name of a mainly Christian district of the Gurage -Maskan language, see Meskan HDD08 Maskan (Mascan, Masqan, Mäsqa) (area) 08/38 [+ WO n] HDE20 Maskan (Mascan) 0820'/3830' 2151 m 08/38 [+ Gz] HEJ45 Maskelly Exsost, peninsula in north-west lake Tana 12/37 [x]

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Matahara, see Metehara Mataharba 09/41 mataka: matako, mataqoo (O) newcomer in an area /animal/ Mataka (mountain), with hot springs and a pass 09/40 Mataka (Mataca) (area), cf Meteka 11/41 Matakal, see Metekel .. Matalama (area) 03/38 matalincha: mataa leencha (O) skull of lion Matalincha (Matalincia) 09/40 Matamma (Matama, Matammeh, Matemma), see Metemma matana (O) horse for carrying loads only; mattaneh (O) Setaria pallida-fusca; matanu (O) to unite; matino (O) kind of unleavened bread cake Matano (hills) 07/42 matari (T) kind of shrub or small tree, Buddleja polystachya; (O) domestic animal /such as calf/ that eats clothes; Matari, Mattarri, one of three sub-groups (sub-moieties) of the Sabo branch of the Borena people Matari (with rock-hewn/?/ church), see Geralta churches - northern Mataro (mountain), cf Matero 05/35 Matasadi (area) 09/40 Matavia, village near the border of Sudan ../.. Matebiya, see Metebiya matebiya bet (A) washroom Mategatsa (area) 13/36 Matero (Mat'ero) 1214'/3847' 2533 m, 12/38 north-west of Lalibela mati (O) the children collectively, family; (A) crowd of small children Mati 0541'/3818' 2083 m, 05/38 see under Agere Maryam, cf Meti Mati (area) 0610'/3852' 2199 m 06/38 Mati 06/39 Mati kebele (Mat'i ..) 09/39 Matimo 09/34 Matin (stream) about 1030'/3630', 10/36 a small tributary of the Abay river matino, matinoo (O) kind of unleavened small bread cake Matkoriya kebele (Mat'qoriya ..) 09/39 in northwest Debre Birhan Zuriya & Keyit wereda, 18-23 km north-west of Debre Birhan town; area 2,523 hectares. [CSA 1994] Matsciakal, see Machakel Matiya (small river in Gojjam) about 1035'/3820' 10/38 matlia: matleya (mat'läya) (A) strainer made of woven grass Matlia (historically recorded in Aksum area) 14/38 mato, maatto (O) old and respectable Mato 0948'/3712' 1979 m, south-east of Alibo 09/37 Matraha .., see Mitraha .. Matso, small district south of Chencha 06/37 Matta 13/38 mattarree (O) kind of medicinal plant; Mattarri, see Matari above Mattarri (area) 11/40

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may keyih (qeyih) (T) red water HEU72 May Keyih (May K'eyih, Maikeyih, Mai Cayeh) 13/39 (May Keyah) 1319'/3932' 2140 m (with church Tekle Haymanot) (centre in 1964 of Didiba sub-district) HFE45 May Kinetal (M. K'inet'al, Maikintal, Mai Cheneta) 13/38 (May Kenetal, Mai Canetta) 1357'/3859' 1765 m, 13/38 (with church Medhane Alem), cf Keneta Coordinates would give map code HFE46 Centre in 1964 of Inda Felasi wereda. Within a radius of 10 km there are at km 5SW Nekaha (Necaha) (area) 8N Marafluba (Maraflubai) (village) 1906 m HEU32 May Korar (M. K'orar, M. Qorar) 12/39 1259'/3934' 3449 m, near Amba Alage HFD72 May Kuhili 1415'/3745' 1031 m, 14/37 near the border of Eritrea HFE67 May Kwak Abune Yohanis (church) 1407'/3906', 14/39 east of Adwa may le..: leba (A) thief; meda (A) field HFF62 May Lebay Meda (plain) 1408'/3933', 14/39 (with church Daminas at some distance to the west), south-east of Adigrat HFE67 May Libo 1409'/3908' 1963 m, east of Adwa 14/39 may lik.: liko (Som) one who stands out among others HES13 May Liko (May Luco) 1250'/3747' 2444 m, 12/37 north-east of Gondar may mada: madaa (O) wound, ulcer, scar ?? May Mada (visiting postman under Dessie) ../.. may mado: maddoo (O) headstall HEM.. May Mado wereda (Maymado ..) (-1994-) 12/39 HFF53 May Megelta, see Mai Megelta HFE06 May Mekden 1335'/3904' 2582 m, near Abiy Adi 13/39 HFF02 May Mekden (Macden, Mai Macdem. M. Makdam) 13/39 (M. Mäqdäm) (with bridge) 2188 m HEM60 May Mihimaz 1220'/3924' 2134 m, west of Alamata 12/39 HFE56 May Minyim (M. Minym) 1403'/3900' 2256 m, 14/39 south-east of Adwa HFE56 May Misham (Zongui) 1402'/3902' 2020 m, 14/39 (Mai Mishan), south-east of Adwa HEU51 May Nebri 1308'/3930' 2037 m, 13/39 (with church Mikael), west of Debub may o..: omo (Kefa) tall and straight tree, Pygeum africanum HET88 May Omo, 1323'/3912' 2069 m, 13/39 south-west of Abiy Adi ?? May Saeda (M. Sa'äda) (historically recorded), ../.. in the Gondar region? may se..: senti (sänt'i) (A) pocket knife HET68 May Senti 1316'/3915' 2387 m, near Samre 13/39 HFD58 May Shebenni (Mai Scebenni) 1403'/3816' 1873 m, 14/38 near Inda Silase may shu.: shum (A) chief, official HFE63c May Shum ("Bath of Queen Sheba"), see under Aksum may (T) water, tala (O) kind of tree, bado (A) barren, empty HFC36 May Talabado (Mai T.), see under Kafta 13/37 HEP35 May Tamma (May Temma), see Metemma

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May Temar 1412'/3917' 2393 m, 14/39 [Gz] south-west of Adigrat HFF21 May Tiwaru 1347'/3931' 1892 m 13/39 [Gz] (with church Abune Ananyos), south of Hawzen HFE.. May Tringay, see Nadir HFE.. May Tsadik, in Adwa wereda 14/38 [Ad] HFE68 May Tsaida (M. Ts'a'ida, Tsada, Tzada) 14/39 [Gz] 1409'/3913' 2251 m (with churches Abune Aregawi and K'irkos) HES96 May Tsemre (M.Tsemri, Maitemre, Maitsemri) 13/38 [Gz Po WO Gu] (Mytsemri, May Tsebri, Medanie Alem, Medane A.) 1334'/3808' 1383 m, saddle 1470 m, near map code HFD06 (with sub-post office under Gondar and church Medhane Alem to the south-east) (centre in 1964 of Adi Arkay sub-district) HFD47 May Tsimu (Maytsimu) 1400'/3812' 1967 m, 14/38 [Gz] (Maisemu), south-west of Inda Silase HFE07c May Wayn (M. Wayni, Mai Weini), 13/39 [x 20] historical monastery recorded in the 1400s may we..: welel (wäläl) (A) floor HFE73 May Wellel (Mai Uollel) 1413'/3843' 1868 m, 14/38 [+ Gz Gu] north of Aksum, see under that place HFE86 May Wiur (M. Wi'ur) 1418'/3900' 2512 m, 14/39 [Gz] (mountain), west of Inticho ?? May Zulawu, battle site in Tigray in 1871 ../.. [x] -maya: Warra Maya (Maya people/family), name of a Babile tribe of the eastern Oromo; Maya, see also under Waj maya (A) place for looking; (Som) no; maye ayh (A) Noah's flood; mwaya (A) day's pay HDB28 Maya (Maia) 08/36 [+ WO] HDL65 Maya 0936'/3855' 2589 m, south-east of Fiche 09/38 [AA Gz] HDL75 Maya 0941'/3854' 2675 m, near Debre Libanos 09/38 [AA Gz] HEA74 Maya (Maia) 1132'/3512' 759 m 11/35 [+ WO] maya g..: guddo, guddoo (O) 1. abundant; 2. big /female/; gudo (Som) 1. inside, interior; 2. fulfill one's obligations HCR27 Maya Gudo (Maigudo), see May Gudo JDJ24 Maya Gudo 0915'/4159' 1707 m, 09/41 [Gz] north-east of Grawa JDJ24 Maya Gudo 0916'/4201' 1795 m, west of Harar 09/42 [Gz] HFF71 Mayaba Samuel (= Mai Abba Samuel?) 14/39 [Br x] (rock-hewn church), see under Adigrat JDJ33 Mayakelo (Mayak'elo, Mayaqelo) 09/41 [Gz q] 0921'/4156' 2097 m, south of Dire Dawa HFF71 Maybaba (with rock-hewn church), 14/39 [x] see under Adigrat HFE17 Maybaha (Mayhaba?) : Amanuel, see under Temben churches HEF14 Maybar kebele 11/39 [Ad] with irregular shape in south-eastern Dese Zuriya wereda, 11-15 km south-southeast of Dessie town; area 1,154 hectares. [CSA 1994] may chew (T) saline water HEU12 Maychew (Maichew, Mai Ceu, M. Cio, M. Chio) 12/39 [MS Ro WO Gu] (May Chow, Mai Chio, M. Keu, Maych'awu, Maitchew) (Fre: Mai-Tchéou) (with post office) Gz:1247'/3932' 2494 m; MS:1248'/3936' 2350 m Centre at least 1964-1980 of Raya & Azebo awraja

& of Inda Mehonie wereda & of Deger Milash sub-district. Within a radius of 10 km there are at km 8E (Mekan pass, see under Korbeta) 9SE Ezba (pass) 2301/2500 m 10SE Gumburrada (pass) 9W Debra Laf (pass) 10W Saefti (pass) 10NW Dubbar (Dubbai) (pass) 3938 m ?? Jijira (Agiura) 1613 m 4N Belago 7NE (Amba Arara, see under Korbeta) 10NE Yeberr Malash (pass) HF... Maychew Belay wereda (Maichew Belai ..) 14/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Aksum), "Upper Maychew", cf Lai Maychew HF... Maychew Betach wereda (Maichew ..) 14/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Milekwa), "Lower Maychew", cf Tach Maychew -Maychew dialect HCC99 Mayda 0619'/3728' 2617 m, west of Chencha 06/37 [Gz] -Maye, a lineage of the Sabbo-Karrayyu-Dayyu of the Borana people JDJ34 Maye Gudo 0921'/4201' 1980 m 09/42 [Gz] HEE96 Mayet Kidane Mihret (M.K. Meret) (church) 11/38 [Gz] 1142'/3859', north of Bete Hor HFE64 Maygoga (Fremona), see Endiet Nebersh HFE45 Mayknetal, see May Kinetal HEM.. Maymado, see May Mado H.... Mayo (centre in 1964 of Koka sub-district) 08/39 [Ad] HEU42 Mayra Amba (Maira) (recorded in 1868), 13/39 [18 It] see also under Amba Alage HFD06c Maytsemri, see May Tsemre HFD47 Maytsimu, see May Tsimu -Mayu, a lineage of the Arsi-Mando-Raya Oromo HFE29 Mayu (Maiu, Maio) 13/39 [+ WO Wa] JDC22 Mayu (Maiu) (area) 0848'/4159' 1319 m, cf Meyu 08/41 [Gz WO] JDH82 Mayujeri (Maiugeri) (area) 09/40 [+ WO] HEB19c Mazarkanye, about 1100'/3630', 11/36 [Ch] small village south-west of Dangila HFE.. Mazeber, see under Aksum HFD94 Mazega, see Mezzega HDT16 Mazhek kebele (Mazhäq ..) 10/39 [Ad] centrally in eastern Lay Bet & Tach Bet wereda, 4-6 km north-east of Alem Ketema; area 387 hectares. [CSA 1994] HFF21 Mazobu, see Masobu JC... Mazolide 06/43 [18] mead: me'adeni (T) mine /for minerals/ JDS92 Mead (Me'ad) (area) 848 m 10/42 [WO] ?? Meadura, stream in the Awash area ../.. [20] HFF31 Meakudi (Meakuddi, Maikudi, Ma'aquddi), [x] (with rock-hewn church), see under Geralta churches - northern HFE69 Meala (Me'ala) 1408'/3918' 2087 m, 14/39 [Gz] (with church Giyorgis), south-west of Adigrat ?? Meanit wereda (Meant .., Meanet ..) ../.. [Ad 20 n] in the Bench-Maji Zone, established in 1996 (-1994-) is divided into 54 rural and 3 urban kebeles.

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Meara (Me'ara) 1314'/3927' 2044 m, 13/39 (with church Kidane Mihret), south of Mekele HFE80 Measake, see Adi Mendi -Meban, a sub-division of the Sudanic people in Ethiopia HET19 Mebehal 1250'/3918' 1822 m, west of Maychew 12/39 mebel: mebil (mäbil) (A) food, eatables HEL04 Mebel, cf Mabil 11/38 meben d..: dega (däga) (A) highland above 2400 m; deega (O) poor, miserable HC... Meben Dega (in Chilalo awraja) 07/39? HEM91 Mebera (area), cf Mabera 12/39 HEM93 Mebera 1236'/3938' 1610 m, 12/39 east of lake Ashenge HDR37 Mebesh 1017'/3715' 1976 m (with church Giyorgis) 10/37 HDJ15 Mebeshi 0912'/3703' 1832 m 09/37 HED84 Mebrej 1139'/3753' 2348 m, east of Bahir Dar, 11/37 at a road east of Gumar river HDM74 Mebrek Amba kebele (Mäbräq .. ..) 09/39 in southernmost Mafud, Mezezo, Moja & Wadera wereda towards the west at its southern border, 7-10 km south-east of Debre Sina; area 912 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEA94 Mec, see Mek HEH99c Meca, see Meka HCE66 Mecale, see Mekale HEM02 Mecamecit, see Mekamechit HEU13 Mecan (Mecam), see Mekan HED86 Mecan Jesus, see Mekane Iyesus HED97 Mecan Jesus, see Mokshi HES69 Mecanna, see Makanna HES44 Mecara, see Mekara HEM92 Mecare (Mecarre), see Mekare GDF67 Mecciara, see Mechara & JDA46 mech (A) Guizotica scabra, a plant related to cultivated nug, up to 3 m tall growing above 1500 m, with acid-yellow flowers; mecha (O) nation; mechcha (O) bastard; -Mecha (Macha in many English-language texts, Matcha), name of a tribe of Oromo living in Shewa, also a clan of the Mecha/Liban/Kutai/Galani Oromo, and also occurring as a male individual name HDD86 Mecha (area) 0857'/3806' 08/38 HDD94 Mecha, cf Jibat & Mecha awraja 08/37 HDK08 Mecha (Meccia) (area), cf Macha 09/38 HDL82 Mecha (Mech'a) 0951'/3838' 3068 m, west of Fiche 09/38 HEC66 Mecha 1125/3708', 11/37 between Dangila and Bahir Dar HDD.. Mecha forest (Metcha), see under Ginchi 08/38 ?? Mecha Gaji, see Gaji mecha k..: koricha, qoricha (O) medicine, /figuratively:/ punishment; korcha, koricha (A) saddle HDK08 Mecha Koricha (Meccia Coreccia, M. Careccia) 09/38 (Meccia Kareccia, Metcha Goritcha), 0906'/3818' 2677 m, with early timber concession HEC67c Mecha wereda (centre in 1964 = Merawi Maryam) 11/37

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Mechabera kebele 09/34 in the Begi region of Beni Shangul. Begi-Mao language is spoken there. Mechakel (Mächakäl, Machakal), ../.. (historical area recorded from the 1600s) Mechakel (Mächakil, Mächakel, Mächakkäl) 10/37 (Mächakkil), district immediately north-east of Dembecha Mecham (Mecciam) (village & watercourse) 11/37 mechara: machara (O) 1. any prickly shrub, bramble; 2. kind of climber particularly trailing coffee trees Mechara (Mecciara), cf Machara, Michara 08/34 Mechara (Mecciara) 0844'/3500' 1525 m, 08/35 near map code GDF67 Mechara (Mecciara) 1000'/3832' 2085 m 10/38 Mechara (Mecciara) MS:0830'/4020' 1750 m 08/40 (Mechera, Mechere) Gz:0836'/4019' 1790 m (with sub-post office & mission station & church Medhane Alem) (sub-district & its centre in 1964), in the Fentale district Mechata (Mecheta, Micheta, Miceta), cf Micheta, 08/40 (with sub-post office under Asbe Teferi) (centre in 1964 of Darolebu wereda) Mecheke ../.. Settlement of 10 hectares in middle Konso. mechela: machalla, mechella (O) fine leather for saddler´s work; mechila (A) shrub/small tree growing near water, Salix subserrata Mechela 0934'/3852' 2608 m, south-east of Fiche, 09/38 (with church & quarry nearby) Mechela kebele (Mächäla ..) 10/39 in central Were Ilu wereda at its northern border, 16-23 km north-northwest of Were Ilu town; area 2,218 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mechela kebele (Mächäla ..) 11/39 in central Dese Zuriya wereda, 5-10 km south-west of Dessie town; area 1,793 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mechelo, town in Konso area, with five steles 05/37 Mecheloa, see Meketewa Mechena, see Mekena Mecheno, see Adi Mekeno Mechetoa, see Meketewa Mechiet, see Meketewa Mechito (Mech'itu), in the south-east 09/41 Mecho (Mech'o) 1124'/3742' 2097 m, 11/37 south-east of Bahir Dar near Abay river Mechota (Mech'ota) 0938'/3829' 2078 m, 09/38 south-west of Fiche Mechta, see Micheta Meckara (Meccara) 10/37 Meckarabya Maryam (Meccarabia Mariam) 13/38 (village) c.1900 m, at the base of steep amba-type mountains Meckato (Meccato) 08/34 meda (A,T also transliterated mieda) field, grassy plain Meda, village near the Tekkeze gorge 14/38?

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Meda Kimtsay (M. K'imtsay) 1424'/3832' 1733 m, 14/38 north-west of Aksum, at border river of Eritrea meda midir (A) grass field land HDM00 Meda Midir 0905'/3923' 1667 m, south of Sheno 09/39 HCF43 Meda Welabu (M. Wolabu) 0547'/3941' 1214 m 05/39 HCF61 Meda Welabu wereda (M. Wolabu ..) (-1964-2004-) 05/39 (centre in 1964 = Oborso) (-1994-) is divided into 24 rural kebeles and 1 urban. medacha: meddicha (O) piece of goat or sheep skin worn as a wrist band during rituals HCS64 Medacha (Medaccia) 0752'/3756' 3074 m 07/37 HD..? Medacha (hill) 13/38? medafu (mädafu) (A) the palm of the hand, the paw HEF46 Medafu 1117'/3957' 1418 m, north-east of Dessie 11/39 HEL27 Medage kebele (Mädagé ..) 12/39 in south-eastern Bugna wereda, immediately north-east of Lalibela; area 3,180 hectares. [CSA 1994] ?? Medak (monastery), in the Ankober region? ../.. JDH83 Medalalla (area) 975 m 09/40 HCJ38 Medalcho 0639'/3721' 1673 m 06/37 HCJ38 Medalcho 0640'/3724' 1488 m 06/37 HCR86 Medale 0800'/3711' 2085 m, cf Madalle 08/37 HDA66 Medale 0843'/3522' 1390 m, 08/35 south-west of Yubdo JCC93 Medale (Modallo) 0618'/4157' 607 m 06/41 medali (O) weights for scales medalle e..: ebicha, eebicha (O) kind of tree, Vernonia amygdalina; (A) grawa HD... Medalle Ebicha, at 72 km from Ijaji ../37 HDE53 Medalo (Medalu) 0839'/3844' 1880 m, 08/38 village south of Akaki and north of Awash river HDL85 Medani Alem, see Lemi HDF06 Medanie Alem, see May Tsemre medaweyna (A) field with wine? JDL12 Medaweyna (Medaueina) (area) 09/43 medeb (mädäb) (T) terrace; (A) bench made of earth; stall for merchandise, stand on a market; square of ground; plank HEK.. Medeb (Meddeb), near Debre Tabor 11/38 medebay (mädäbay) 1. name of a legendary royal family; 2. places where soldiers were quartered in northern Ethiopia HFD79 Medebay 1413'/3824' 1959 m, 14/38 north-east of Inda Silase HFD89 Medebay 1420'/3825' 1714 m, 14/38 north-east of Inda Silase HFD99 Medebay (Medebai Tabor, Medebai) (peak) 14/38 1425'/3824' 1930 m, north of Inda Silase, near the border of Eritrea HFE70 Medebay 1415'/3829' 1647 m, 14/38 north-east of Inda Silase HFE73 Medebay Maryam (church) 1414'/3844', 14/38 north of Aksum HFD97 Medebay sub-district (Medebai ..) 14/38 (centre in 1964 = Adi Kidi), cf Mederbai, Medobay

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HDU00 Medich, see Zinz HDM60 Medida, see Mendida JDK48 Medigan 0929'/4314' 1635 m, 09/43 at some distance from the border of Somalia HDM97 Medina (Mädina) 0956'/3959' 1352 m, 09/39 about one hour on foot north-east of Debre Sina HEE56 Medina 1123'/3904' 2228 m, south of Bete Hor 11/39 JEA02 Medina 1055'/4000' 1399 m 10/40 HDU07 Medina kebele (Mädina ..) 09/39 centrally in southern Kewet wereda, 9-14 km south-east of Shewa Robit; area 2,574 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEF08 Medina kebele (Mädina ..) 10/39 in the south-easternmost "tip" of Kalu (East) wereda, 20-30 km east of Harbu; area 4,851 hectares. [CSA 1994] Medir .., see Midir .., cf Meder HEL67 Mediva 12/39 JDN82c Medjetie, see Majete medo (A) comb; meddo (Som/H.Salt) black HDA13c Medo, cf Mado 08/35 JCC21 Medo, see El Medo JCL81 Medo (wide area), see Daga Medo HF... Medobay sub-district (Medobai ..), cf Medebay 14/38 (centre in 1964 = Mai Megwa) HFE.. Medoge (Madoge), 14/38 (archaeological site south-west of Aksum) medra z..: zega, see directly under zega for various meanings H.... Medra Zega (historically recorded from the 1300s), 10/39 south of Merabete/Merhabete, see Midre Zega medri: midiri (T) land, earth, country HFD94 Medri (mountain) 1428'/3757' 1473, 1949 m, 14/37 at some distance from the border of Eritrea HFD95 Medri (area) 1949 m, cf Mederi 14/37 HDS09 Medria (Medria Uadia?) (area) 10/38 mee (O) let us see! dora (Afar) stream JEC82 Mee Dorra (Mee-dorra) (waterhole) 11/41 -Me'en (Mekan, Meken, formerly called Tishana), ethnic group which has seven sections ?? Me'en wereda ../.. established in the mid-1990s Meerab (Me'erab) .., see Mirab .. HFD70 (Meeteb, small river in disputed area) 14/37 meeti (O) silver JDH99 Meeto (waterholes), cf Meto 09/41 HFK16 Mefalus 1435'/3807' 1479 m, 14/38 at some distance from the border of Eritrea HEE64 Meftera (Meft'era) 1129'/3852' 2700 m, 11/38 south-west of Bete Hor HBK49 Meg, G. (area), see under Mega 04/38 HBK39 Mega (area) 03/38 HBK59 Mega (Megga, Megua, Magua) 0403'/3818' 1740 m 04/38 (with sub-post office & mission station) MS coordinates would give map code HBK49. Centre in 1964 of Bire wereda.

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Megech (Magech, Swe: Magetsch), river south of Gondar, with a "bridge of Fasil" Megech (Megech', Magech) 1139'/3836' 2255 m, south of Debre Zebit Megechi Mikael (Megech'i Mika'el) 1333'/3912', (church), west of Mekele Megegta 1153'/3811' 2742 m, north-east of Debre Tabor megele: meggele (A) to suppurate Megele 1020'/3452' 1040 m, north-east of Asosa Megella (Meghella) (island) shore 1285 m Megenley (Meghenlei, B.=Bur?) (area) Megenlo (Meghenlo, Meghento), (with seasonal waterhole) 0638'/4625' 380 m Megenta (mountain chain) 1128'/4112' 918 m, south-east of Tendaho, cf Magenta Meger (village) Megere, cf under Durame Megeri Abo (church) 0726'/3800' Megeri Kidane Mihret (church) 0723'/3800' Megesta (Megest'a) 1336'/3913' 2149 m, east of Abiy Adi Megew, see Megab megez: megaz (Mägaz) (A) saw Megez (Mägäz) (historically recorded area 1600s) Megezez (M. Meghezez, Megasas, Mägäzäz) (mountain) MS: 0915'/3931' 3596 m; Gz: 0917'/3932' 3304 m (Michelin 2007: 3878 m), see under Shola Gebeya & Gina Ager Megezez (place) 0918'/3933' 3230 m, east of Sheno Megga, see Mega Megheb, see Imba Iwir Meghelta, see May Megelta Meghenlo, see Megenlo Meghezez, see Megezez Megina (Meggina, Mägina) (area) peak 2342 m Megit (area), see under Addis Derra Megmna (Megnina) 1304'/3710' 2036 m Megnet kebele (Mägnät ..) somewhat to the south in easternmost Moret & Jiru wereda, 9-12 km east of Inewari; area 837 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mego kebele (Mägo ..) centrally in east Legambo wereda touching its southern border, 9-15 km east of Akista; area 2,770 hectares. [CSA 1994] Megosa kebele (Mägosa ..) in north-easternmost Were Ilu wereda with its border around it; area 2,129 hectares. [CSA 1994] Megwat kebele (Mägwat ..) centrally in northern Tenta wereda, 2-9 km north-west of Tenta settlement; area 2,754 hectares. [CSA 1994]

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Megwin 0713'/4314' 834 m 07/43 [Gz] Meha (hill) 10/42 [WO] Mehago (centre in 1964 of Koba sub-district) 12/39 [Ad] Mehago kebele (Mähago ..) 12/39 [Ad] in the north-westernmost corner of Kobo wereda; area 2,114 hectares. [CSA 1994] JCC99 Mehajob (Mahjabo) 0617'/4228' 472 m, 06/42 [Gz WO] at Webi Shebele mehakel (mähakkel) (A) centre, middle HDL19 Mehakel 0912'/3914' 1897 m, south-west of Sheno 09/39 [Gz] mehal ager (A) middle /of/ country HEE08 Mehal Ager 1054'/3913' 3326 m 10/39 [Gz] HDU86 Mehal Ager sub-district (centre in 1964 = Degaga) 10/39 [Ad] HES.. Mehal Ager sub-district (Mahl Ager ..) 13/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Weyla) HET39 Mehal Ager sub-district (centre in 1964 = Adi Shahu) 13/39 [Ad] mehal amba (A) middle mountain HDS46 Mehal Amba 1020'/3806' 2489 m, 10/38 [Gz] south-west of Bichena HDM73 Mehal Amba kebele (Mähal .. ..) 09/39 [Ad] in north-eastern Debre Birhan Zuriya & Keyit wereda, 11-15 km north-northeast of Debre Birhan town; area 823 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEF83 Mehal Amba kebele (Mähal .. ..) 11/39 [Ad] stretching rather narrowly 15 km east/west in south-western Habru wereda, 5-8 km south of Mersa and 8-11 km north of Wichale; area 4,144 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEF83 Mehal Amba Sudan (Libso, Lipso), 11/39 [Gz WO] 1136'/3939' 1836 m, south of Weldiya H.... Mehal Assol (centre 1964 of Assol sub-district) 10/38 [Ad] HDT74 Mehal Denbi kebele (Mähal Dänbi ..) 10/38 [Ad] a little to the east in central Debre Sina wereda, adjoining Mekane Selam on its north-eastern side; area 1,024 hectares. [CSA 1994] HE... Mehal Endebet sub-district (Mahl E. ..) 11/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Sheme Giyorgis) HEE72 Mehal Gayint sub-district (Mahlgaynt ..) 11/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Arb Gebeya) HEF91 Mehal Gebaba kebele (Mähal Gäbaba ..) 11/39 [Ad] in central Guba Lafto wereda, 8-12 km south-west of Weldiya; area 823 hectares. [CSA 1994] HDM65 Mehal Haramba kebele (Mähal .. ..) 09/39 [Ad] in north Ankober wereda at its eastern border, 11-14 km north-east of Ankober; area 791 hectares. [CSA 1994] HE... Mehal Iste sub-district (Mahl Iste ..) 11/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Mekane Iyesus) HCA88 Mehal Maji sub-district? (Mehalmarji ..) (-1997-) 06/35 [+ n] HCA88 Mehal Maji wereda (centre in 1964 = Maji) 06/35 [+ Ad] HEM02 Mehal Mechare kebele (Mähal Mächaré ..) 11/39 [Ad] in central Guba Lafto wereda adjoining Weldiya to its west as a north/south strip; area 884 hectares. [CSA 1994]

mehal meda (A) middle /of/ plain; mehale (T) swear, attest HDU33 Mehal Meda (Mahal M., Mahil M., Muhal M.) 10/39 1018'/3940' 3071 m, north of Molale From 1991 centre of Gera Midir & Keya Gebriel wereda. HDU34 Mehal Meda (Mahal M., Mahil M., Mähal Méda) 10/39 (Mahel Meda) Gz: 1014'/3941' 2988 m, north of Molale MS: 1015'/3925' = HDU31 (with post office) Centre at least 1969-1980 of Menz & Gishe awraja, and in 1964 of Gera Midir wereda. adjoining kebeles are Argano to the north and east, Girar Ber a little to the east, Diwat to the south, and Negasi Amba to the west. Within a radius of 10 km there are at 3E Hule Doha kebele 7E Yehata kebele 3SE Aftenet kebele 5SE Ajela kebele 6SE Tach Yigem kebele 3S Kewla kebele 5S Das Amba kebele 5S Kelerbo kebele 6S Seklaye kebele 8S Tama kebele 9S Lay Zebir kebele 9S Tach Zebir kebele 10S Wegere kebele 9SW Dewas kebele 9SW Mesele Maryam kebele 10SW Wiyn kebele 3W Sin Amba kebele 6W Menta Defer kebele 8W Tsehay Sina kebele 4NW Arego kebele 10NW Sar Midir kebele 2N Maserti kebele 3N Kuriya kebele 4N Gragn kebele 2NE Werk Amba 6NE Aganchit kebele 7NE Dig kebele 7NE Firkuta kebele HEM41 Mehal Meda 1212'/3927' 1962 m, 12/39 south-west of Alamata HDM92 Mehal Moja kebele (Mähal .. ..) 09/39 near the middle of the southern border of the main body of Mafud, Mezezo, Moja & Wadera wereda, 12-18 km south-west of Sela Dingay; area 2,499 hectares. [CSA 1994] HED47c Mehal Semada sub-district (Mahl Semada ..) 11/38 (centre in 1964 = Teklu Ketema) -mehal s..: Shako, an ethnic sub-division of the Gimira-Maji HCG77c Mehal Shako (sub-district & its centre in 1964) 07/35 HEM82 Mehal Wefla wereda (centre in 1964 = Korem) 12/39

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maka, maqaa (O) name HCH71 Meka 0659'/3550' 2049 m, near Shewa Gimira 06/35 [Gz] HEH99c Meka (Meca) (abandoned) 12/36 [+ Gu] mekabir anbessa (mäqabir anbässa) (A) grave of lion HFD07 Mekabir Anbesa (Mek'abir A., Meqabir A.) 13/38 [Gz q] 1339'/3812' 1202 m, west of Sekota in Simen HDM22 Mekagno kebele (Mäqagno ..) 09/39 [Ad] in north-west Berehet wereda, 9-12 km south-east of Gina Ager; area 1,002 hectares. [CSA 1994] mekakelenya (mäkakkälännya) (A) middle, halfway between extremes HC... Mekakalenye Demeke, in Dalocha wereda 07/38 [n] HCE66 Mekale (Mecale), cf Mekele 05/39 [+ WO Gu] HED97 Mekalyes, see Mekane Iyesus HEM02 Mekamechit (Mecamecit) (pass) 2040 m 11/39 [+ Gu] mekan (mäkan) (Geez,A) 1. place; 2. (also mehan) (A) barren, sterile /woman or cattle/; mekan (mäqan) (A,T) lintel, door frame; mekane (T) place /for/, abode of; mekan (mäkan) (A), mekwan (mäkwan) (T) sterile; -Mekan, Shuro, a small Nilotic tribe living along the Ethiopia-Sudan border, cf Me'en HEU13 Mekan (Mecan, Mecam, Makhan), 12/39 [+ Gu WO 18] see under Korbeta HEU13 Mekan (pass) 2512 m 12/39 mekane a..: akist (A) aunt ?? Mekane Akiset (Makana A.) (historical convent) ../.. [x] mekane birhan (A,T) place of light HES37 Mekane Birhan (Mecane Berhan, Macanna?) 12/38 [Gz Ad LM] (Deresge, Derasge, Derasghie) 12/38 [MS WO Gu] one: 1259'/3807' 2916 m; another: 1301'/3808' 2803 m, also stated 2980/3035 m, near or same as Deresge Coordinates would give map code HES36 Centre in 1964 of Janamora wereda. about 50 km from Debark. Within a radius of 10 km there are at km 4SW Felayna Mikael (Felaina Micael) (village) 2296 m 10N Gina Kidane Mihret (Ghina Chid. Meret) (village) 3094 m 9NE Genemora Arisagh (village, or two: Genemora + Arisagh?) 3159 m HES69 Mekane Birhan (Macanna) (village) 3401 m 13/38 [LM WO x] HFE24 Mekane Birhan 13/38 [MS] mekane iyesus (A) abode of Jesus HED86 Mekane Iyesus (Mecan Jesus) 1138'/3804' 2616 m 11/38 [+ WO Gz] (M. Yesus, Mekalyes), south-east of Debre Tabor, WO has the place at map code HED97 HED97 Mekane Iyesus (M. Yesus, Mecan Jesus, M. Iesus) 11/38 [MS Ad Gu Gz] 1144'/3811' 3314 m, see also Mokshi (centre in 1964 of Iste wereda & of Mehal Iste sub-district, with old church) mekane selam (A) place of peace HDT74 Mekane Selam (M. Salam) Gz: 1038'/3847' 1829 m 10/38 [Gz LM Ad Po] (Denbi Mekane Selam), MS: 1040'/3840' = HDT72 (centre around 1980 of Borena /& Sayint/ awraja, and in 2000 of Debre Sina wereda; with sub-post office under Dessie) Adjoining kebeles are Mehal Denbi to the east and west, Jimaye to the south, and Seyo Milo a little to the north-west. Within a radius of 10 km there are at

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Mekbebiya (with church Maryam), 09/39? [x] in Bulga/Kasim wereda Mekbesa (Mek'besa, Meqbesa) 07/38 [Gz q] 0706'/3822' 1793 m, west of lake Awasa Mekdela (Mek'dela, Meqdela, Makdala, Magdala) 11/38 [Gz q WO Wa] (Mäqdäla) 1133'/3817' 2097 m Coordinates would give map code HED78 Mekdela (Maqdala, Magdala, Mukdala) 11/39 [MS x 18 Wa] (Meqdela, Makdela) (historical place) 11/39 [Ad WO Br] (plateau) 1126'/3919' (1133'/3818') 2520, 2777 m MS coordinates would give map code HEE59. Centre in 1964 of Zobil sub-district. Within 10 km west of Mekdela plateau there are Metcha Meda, Esla (mountain) and Aragye which was the site of a British camp in 1868. Mekdela (Maglalla) 14/40 [LM WO] Mekdela kebele (Mäqdäla ..) 12/39 [Ad] in westernmost central Kobo wereda at its border, 19-23 km north-east of Muja and 14-22 km west of Kobbo town; area 2,815 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mekdela Maryam (Mek'dela M.) (church) 11/39 [Gz] 1121'/3911', south-west of Mekdela plateau Mekdela sub-district (Meqdela ..) 11/39 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Mekdela) Mekdela sub-district (Meqdela ..) (-1964-1997-) 12/39? [+ Ad n] (centre in 1964 = Tekulesh) Mekdela wereda (Meqdela ..) 11/39 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Amba Maryam) (-1994-) is divided into 40 rural kebeles and 1 urban among which Aba Wasu, Achebra, Adada, Aleku, Ambo Feres, Anjawa, Aseno Ager, Ayer, Bahoch, Bazura, Beso Ber, Bikicho, Debre Sina, Dedere, Deferge, Deja, Dender, Doka, Gala Gibeya, Gedam, Genatit, Gobeden, Gogose, Gudgwad Wiha, Irkaye, Kimir Dingay, Mata Meda, Mingash, Molek, Mon, Mosabit, Senkeha, Tebi, Tirk, Wefach, Wegesa, Wobo town, Yegare, Yekoso, Yewetet Mekdelawit Maryam (Mek'delawit M.) (church) 13/39 [Gz] 1309'/3925', east of Samre mekdes Holy of Holies in a church Mekdesa kebeles (Mäqdäsa ..) 11/39 [Ad] two adjoining narrow kebeles of the same name stretching to the northernmost border of Antsokiya & Gemza wereda, 23-26 km north-northwest of Majete; areas 733 + 1,068 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mekechita (Mek'ech'ita, Meqechita) 10/38 [Gz q] 1012'/3836' 2456 m, west of Addis Derra mekeda (mäkkädda) (A) couch, pillow Mekeda wereda (-1998-) ../.. [n] Mekele (Mäqälä): Baeteman's Amharic dictionary gives it as a name but does not explain it as a word Mekele (Mekelle, Macalle, Maqualle, Makale) 13/39 [MS Yo Gu x] (Mek'ele, Meqele, Makalle, Maqale, Maqalle) (Fre: Mèkèllé) MS: 1330'/3930' 2062/2135 m Gz: 1330'/3928' 2084 m Centre (-1967-1980-) of Inderta awraja.

With churches Iyesus, Maryam, Silase, Tekle Haymanot. Within a radius of 10 km there are at km 5SE Enda Iyesus (E. Iesus, E. Jesus) with hill c.2150 m 10SE (Shefta, see under Kwiha) 5SW Ayn Alem (village with springs) 7W Nogwade (Adi Noguade, Negaida) (village) 10NE (Arena, see under Kwiha) ?? Adi Gera (village) ?? Aguddi ?? Gobo Zena (Gobozena) (village) ?? Grarot (village) ?? Rabea (village) ?? Issala (village) ?? Bahri (village) ?? Romanet (village) HEU91 Mekele wereda (-1994-) 13/39 [n] -Meken, ethnic group, see Me'en meken (mäqän) (A) on the side; kennya (O) part of wall, cross-piece HEK06 Meken Kenia, see under Debre Tabor 11/38 [WO] HCS42c Mekena, locality north-west of Hosaina 07/37 [20] HEL27 Mekena (Mechena, Mekina) (mountains), 11/39 [+ WO Gu Gz] 1158'/3905' 2316 m, see under Lalibela HEE29 Mekena Maryam (Machina Maryam) 1106'/3917' 11/39 [Gz 20] (church in a natural cave), west of Dessie HEL27 Mekena Medhane Alem (Makina .. ..), 12/39 [x] (church built in a cave, same as Mekena Maryam above?) HEL27 Mekena sub-district (centre in 1964 = Lam Wiha) 11/39 [Ad] HDU02 Mekenacho (Mek'enach'o, Meqenacho), 09/39 [Gz q] 0959'/3931' 2400 m, west of Sela Dingay ?? Mekenago ../.. [20] mekene (mäkänä) (A) be or become sterile; (T) frame; gol (Som) tamarisk tree, Tamarix aphylla ?? Mekene Gol (Makana Gol) (historical church) ../.. [+ Pa] ?? Mekene Maryam (Makana M.) ../.. [+ x] recorded in the 1400s ?? Mekene Sellassie (Makana S.) ../.. [+ 20] Amhara church sacked by Ahmed Grañ in the 1500s HD... Mekenejo, in Wellega 09/35 [20] HEF15 Mekeniti kebele (Mäkäneti ..) 10/39 [Ad] in central Kalu (East) wereda, 10-17 km east-southeast of Kombolcha; area 2,943 hectares. [CSA 1994] mekera (mäkära) (A) hardship, trouble; kirr (A) thread, wick HDS72 Mekera Kir (Abbat) (mountain) 1038'/3746' 3316 m 10/37 [Gz] meket: meketa (A) barricade, barrier; interior wall HEL03 Meket (Mäqét, Mäkät, Mächet) (area), 11/38 [WO En] see under Debre Zebit HEL03 Meket wereda (Mekit ..) (in the 1990s), 11/38 [n] within Lasta awraja by 1974 (-1994-) is divided into 40 rural kebeles and 1 urban among which Adisge, Agrit, Ansa Wiha, Arebal, Aydefer, Aymat, Berekeza, Boya, Debre Kerbe, Debre Zebit, Deferge, Denkena, Dibiko, Hamusit, Hana Mekwat, Istayish, Jirile, Kimkimo, Kurisa, Lama Debir, Maserut, Mekwat, Mesfina, Sekoy Gebriel, Selonaj, Sendej, Serko, Seron Meda, Ta Guba, Taja, Timtimat, Tiweha, Tsebelat,

Warka Yemaryam, Waro, Wefchina, Weketa, Weyra Ber, Zibe, Zufan Amba HEK49 Meketewa (Mek'et'ewa, Meqetewa, Mak'at'awa) 12/38 (Mechetoa, Mecheloa, Mechiet) 1211'/3821' 1964 m HEK39 Meketewa sub-district (centre in 1964 = Agisa) 12/38 GDU85c Mekezen 10/34 meki, maki (O?) kinds of wild fig tree, Ficus spp.; maki (O) woolen fabric HDE04 Meki (Mek'i, Mäqi, Meqi, Maki, Machi, Macchi) 08/38 (Oromo: Maqii) MS: 0805'/3850'; Gz: 0809'/3849' 1636 m, MS coordinates would give map code HCT94 a little more to the south (with sub-post office), north of lake Ziway, with a Bailey prefabricated bridge for a time HDL35 Meki (Mek'i, Meqi) 0920'/3856' 2900 m, 09/38 north-west of Sendafa ?? Meki (in Wello) ../.. mekicho: mikichio, mekichu (Sidamo O) kind of small /occasionally large/ tree, Ilex mitis, also brown olive, Olea africana, a medium-sized tree HCS99 Mekicho, see under Butajira 08/38 HDD09 Mekicho (Mek'icho, Meqicho) 0809'/3823' 2133 m, 08/38 near Butajira HDL65 Mekicho 0939'/3853' 2625 m, south-east of Fiche, 09/38 see under Debre Libanos HEL29 Mekidela (Mek'idela, Meqidela) 11/39 1158'/3916' 2382 m, cf Mekdela HEL03 Mekit, see Meket HCC37 Mekiyo 0544'/3719' 2127 m, 05/37 north-west of Gidole HDB54 Meko (I. Maco) (area) 08/36 HDB63 Meko (Maco) 0841'/3602' 2154 m, 08/36 (administrative centre, with church) HDK88 Meko 0950'/3817' 2492 m, 09/38 south-west of Tulu Milki HDK99 Meko 0957'/3824' 2081 m, near Tulu Milki 09/38 meko sa..: sachi, saachii (O) rich HDB63 Meko Sachi wereda & sub-district 08/36 (Mekosachi ..) (centre of both in 1964 = Meko) the one in Arjo awraja? H.... Meko sub-district (-1997-) ../.. H.... Meko Wedajo (centre in 1964 of Weglo sub-district) ../.. HDK49 Mekoda (Mocoda) 0928'/3821' 2301 m, 09/38 (with church Rufa'el at some distance to the south) HE.. Mekomia Maryam 12/37 (centre in 1964 of Sikelt sub-district) HEE29 Mekona kebele (Mäkona ..) 11/39 in south-eastern Tenta wereda; area 3,488 hectares. [CSA 1994] HE... Mekonni, see Inda Mekonnin JDJ35 Mekora (Mek'ora, Meqora) 09/42 0920'/4207' 1865 m, north-west of Harar HDD26 Mekorkor (Macorcor, Maqorqor) (village) 08/38 HD... Mekosachi (in Arjo awraja) 08/36?

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Mekoy 1044'/3945' 2105 m, 10/39 [Gz] north-east of Were Ilu ?? Mekre (Mäkré) ("place of transit"), ../.. [+ Pa] recorded in the 1400s, cf Mekare HDD64 Meksa 0846'/3756' 3072 m, 08/37 [Gz] midway between Ambo and Weliso HDK76 Meksa 0941'/3804' 1708 m 09/38 [AA Gz] HFE93 Mekwam (Mequam) 1427'/3845' 14/38 [+ Gu Gz] (small fort, now ruin, Italian: Fortino Mequam), north of Aksum, near border river of Eritrea mekwan (T) 1. place; 2. barren, sterile HEE64 Mekwat kebele (Mäkwat ..) 11/39 [Ad] in south-westernmost Meket wereda at the corner of its borders, 8-19 km south-west of Filakit; area 7,247 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEE85 Mekwat sub-district (Mequat ..) 11/38 [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Filakit) HEJ44 Mekwenta 1212'/3701' 1845 m, 12/37 [Gz] north of the eastern part of lake Tana mel (A) fat ox; meel (Som) place, spot, part HBK56 Mel, G. (area) 04/38 [WO] mela (A) forecast, opinion, idea for solving a problem; (T) tact, policy, device, method, science; (Wellega) Acacia spp. mella (A) whole, be full; melaa (O) pus, purulent matter; mela (O) 1. crippled, disabled; 2. grudge; mala (O) dewlap -Mela [1] a group of the Devenekemena branch of the Afar; -Mela, a section of the Me'en ethnic cluster living east of the Omo river and together with another section called Bodi by outsiders JEN18 Mela (area) 12/40 [WO] HDL93 Melahe 0952'/3844' 1753 m 09/38 [AA Gz] ?? Melakale (wereda in 1965?), near border of Somalia ../.. [x] melaho (T) kind of scrubby bush or tree, Ximenia americana; melako (Sidamo) kind of tree with ornamental red flowers, Erythrina abyssinica; melaku (A) the angel; melake (T) ghost?; maleka, maleeka (O) angel; Melaku (Malaku), a male personal name HEK25 Melaku (Melacou, Melaccu) 1159'/3802' 1902 m 11/38 [+ WO Gz] melale: malale (O) wonder JEJ90 Melale (Mel Ale) (area) 1238'/4135' 998 m 12/41 [WO x] JER20 Melale, see Oyma JDP29 Melasni (area recorded in 1841) 10/41 [Ha WO] JDP65 Melasni 1010'/4134' 756 m 10/41 [Gz] melata (mälat'a) (A) bald HEE69 Melata, see Amba Maryam melau, mellau (T) kind of scrubby bush or tree, Ximenia americana HFC09 Melau (hill) 1339'/3725' 1971 m 13/37 [WO Gz] HEE84 Melay kebele (Mälay ..) 11/39 [Ad] far to the west in Wadla wereda at its northern border, 9-12 km south-southeast of Filakit; area 2,578 hectares. [CSA 1994] HFE54c Melazo (Melazzo), see Hawelti Melazzo HFE07 Melba 1337'/3906' 2755 m 13/39 [Gz] HBL21 Melbana, see El Melbana

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Melbana (area with important wells), 03/38 [WO n] 20 kilometres south of Mega Melca .., see Melka .. HDE25 Melca Idi, see Lafesa HDU44 Melchet (Melch'et) 1024'/3944' 3309 m, 10/39 [Gz] north of Molale HEF05 Melco, see Lole HEJ99 Meldiba (Abba Maldiba), see under Gondar 12/37 [WO Gu] HCC59 Mele 0553'/3726' 1173 m, west of lake Chamo 05/37 [Gz] JDJ98 Melebleyad (Melebleiad) (area) 1287 m 09/42 [+ WO] melech s..: sanka, saanqaa (O) door, board, plank; sanka (A) defect HEE15 Melech Sanca, see Ashenga HFF20 Meleget 1348'/3924' 2091 m 13/39 [Gz] (with church Maryam), south of Hawzen HFF42 Meleget Mikael (church) 1357'/3935', 13/39 [Gz] east of Hawzen HCC36 Meleh (area) 05/37 [WO] HFF43 Melehayzenghi, see Mellehai Zengi HCE74c Meleka (village), 06/38 [Mi] about 35-40 km north-west of Kibre Mengist ?? Melekoza (visiting postman under Shashemene) ../.. [Po] HCC.. Melekoza wereda (Melakoza .., Melokoza ..) 06/36 [Ad] with part of a National Forest Priority area (-1994-) is divided into 49 rural kebeles and 1 urban. HDF35 Melela 0828'/3947' 1757 m 08/39 [Gz] JBS23 Melele, see El Melhale 04/42 [LM] HEF93 Melentela kebele (Mäläntäla ..) 11/39 [Ad] in western central Habru wereda 4-7 km north of Mersa and 10-13 km south-southeast of Weldiya; area 1,959 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEE23 Melesan kebele (Mäläsan ..) 11/38 [Ad] in central Sayint wereda a little to the west, 4-12 km west of Ajibar; area 5,763 hectares. [CSA 1994] melet: melat (A) abundance; meleta (mälät'a) (A) bald, bare; (T) kind of shrub or small tree, Brucea antidysenterica HDK42 Melet 0930'/3741' 1547 m 09/37 [AA Gz] HDM93 Melet & Gunch Amba kebele (Mälät' .. .. ..) 09/39 [Ad] far to the east in the main body of Mafud, Mezezo, Moja & Wadera wereda, 8-12 km north-west of Debre Sina; area 976 hectares. [CSA 1994] HFE07 Melfa (Melta) 1338'/3908' 2347/2480 m, 13/39 [Gu Gz WO] (large village, with church Maryam), see under Abiy Adi melge w..: wondo (O) kind of shrub or tree, Dracaena afromontana ?? Melge Wendo (with mission clinic), 07/38 [x] near Shashemene HED62 Melgib 1127'/3742' 2133 m, 11/37 [Gz] near Abay river south-east of Bahir Dar HCL73 Melgie sub-district (centre in 1964 = Guguma) 06/38 [Ad] JDN89 Meli (area), see under Trena 10/40 [WO] GC... Melile, near Akobo river 06/34 [x] HCR.. Melisa, in Yem about 38 km from Sekoru town, 07/37 [n] with a megalithic site having about 60-80 steles melissai: malasay (O) kind of /historical/ warrior;

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Malesei (Maläsäy) are mentioned around 1530 as a group of Somali; mellese (T) return, bring back, answer HFD83 Melissai (Melisay) (well) 14/37 [MS WO LM] HDS52 Melit Maryam (Melit Mariam) 10/37 [+ WO] HDK98 Meliyu 0957'/3818' 2547 m, near Tulu Milki 09/38 [AA Gz] HDS09 Meliyu 0959'/3821' 2455 m, near Tulu Milki 09/38 [AA Gz] JCG76 Meliyu 0701'/4021' 2164 m, south-west of Ginir 07/40 [Gz] melka (A) ford; malka (O) ford; muddy pool; river, confluence Melka .., see also Malka .. JCB96 Melka Abagle (Malca Abagle, Abagle) 06/41 [+ Gu WO] melka abb..: abbe (O) familiar term of address among male friends ?? Melka Abbe (Malca A.) (near a grove of trees) ../.. [+ Gu] HDE63 Melka Agemsa (ford at Akaki river) 08/38 [x] HBT58 Melka Allu (Melca Allu) 05/39 [+ MS WO] malka amara (O) ford of the Amhara? amara (A) Amhara, /also:/ Christian; amare (amarä) (A) be beautiful HCF84 Melka Amara (Malca Amara) (ford) 06/39 [+ WO Gu] HCF93 Melka Andoro (Malca A.) (with bridge) 06/39 [+ WO Gu] melka a..: malka anna (O) roaring river? HCF07 Melka Anna (Malca Anna) (ford), 05/39 [+ WO Gu] in the 1930s with a ferry over Ganale Doria melka ar..: malka arba (O) ford of elephant; arba (A) forty, memorial service HDK49 Melka Arba (waterfalls) 0926'/3823', 09/38 [Gz] north of Addis Alem, south of Muger river JC... Melka Arsuno (Malca A.), 06/40 [+ Gu] with bridge built in the 1930s HDE62c Melka Awash, see Melka Kunture JCJ45 Melka Bafeta (Malca Bafata, Malka B.) (area) 06/42 [Gz WO] 0646'/4205' 492 m melka be..: belo (Som) hardship, difficulty ?? Melka Belo wereda (Malka Balo ..) (-1997-) 08/41? [n Ad] (-1994-) is divided into 40 rural and 3 urban kebeles. HFC16 Melka Chanchafe (Malca Cianciafe) 05/39 [+ Gu] (Melca Giangiafe), 30 km from Nazret 05/39 [+ WO] ?? Melka Chera (historically recorded), in Ganqa ../.. [+ Pa] JBR82 Melka Chireti (Malka Chereti, M.Ciratti) 05/41 [Gz WO] 0520'/4150' 321 m (WO has JCC12) HDE62 Melka Contarre, see Melka Kunture melka dab..: daboch (A) wheat breads Melka Daboch (Melca D.) 1004'/3518' 752 m 10/35 Melka Dakata, see Geldoh Melka Datessa (Malca D.) (ford of Abay) 1170 m, 09/37 with an unfinished bridge constructed by Salimbeni in the 1880s melka deg.: dega (däga) (A) highland Melka Dega 0900'/3745' 1859 m 09/37 melka dej..: dejen (däjän) (A.T) rear guard Melka Dejen (Malca Degen), see Dejen Melka Dibo, see Malka Dibo melka di..: malka dida (O) forest ford; dida (O) forest, camp; diidaa (O) from some foreign place; didaa (O) recalcitrant /domestic animal/; didhaa (O) revenge

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Melka Jira (Melca Gira) 08/38 melka jis: jiis (Som) lame person JBR45 Melka Jis (Malca Gis) 04/42 melka kal.: kalo, kaloo (O) 1. grass, grazing area; 2. belly of sheep or goat; 3. inaccessible; kallo, qalloo (O) of small diameter; qalo (Som) sacrifice; kallo, qallo (O) thin /liquid/ ?? Melka Kalo (Malca Calo) (ford) 990/1040 m, 09/37 used to be a frequented ford of the Abay river HDE33 Melka Kartata (Melca Cartata) 08/38 melka ko..: kore, qoree (O) thorn etc.; kore (O) 1. one's turn /at grazing cattle/; 2. committee ?? Melka Kore (visiting postman under Dessie) ../.. melka kub.: quba (O) finger, toe ?? Melka Kuba (Malca Cuba), ../.. at 86 km by road from Negele (same as M. Guba?) melka kun..: kuntura, quntura (O) slice /of food/; kunturu, qunturuu (O) certain kinds of bread or pancake; kunturro, qunturroo (O) genitals, penis HDE62 Melka Kunture (Melca Konture, M. Contarre) 08/38 (Melka Kontouré, Mälka Qunture) 0841'/3738' 2727 m very ancient archaeological sites along several kilometres of Awash river are named in order Kella, Gombore, Garba, Warraba, Charri Arussi, Tabel, Tuka, Hofi, Simbiro (Simburo) JBR10c Melka Ladir (Malka Ladir) 04/41 JC... Melka Lakoli (Malca Laccoli) 06/40 HDK96 Melka Lebbu (Melca Lebbu) 09/38 HDR42 Melka Lelu, see Koli JB... Melka Libai (Malca L.) ../.. HDR32 Melka Lokam (Melca L.) (ford), cf Lokman 10/37 HCF06 Melka Lughena, see Ellugena melka me..: meri (O) brother, close firend; (A) chief, leader; meeri (Som) make someone move around JBH70 Melka Meri (Malka Mari, M. Murri, Malka) 04/40 0417'/4045' 537 m, as area also inside Kenya, cf JBN24 Meri HDK09 Melka Miche (Malca Micce), see Bora ?? Melka Muin, at Dawa Parma river ../.. melka mu..: muri (O) 1. kind of grass; 2. bush cut and left to dry JBH70 Melka Murri (Malca Muri) 0417'/4045' 537 m 04/40 melka ob..: obe, obee (O) exclamation to urge cattle to move JCH15c Melka Obbe (Malca Obbe) 06/41 melka oda: odaa (O) shola tree, Ficus sycomorus or Cordia africana; odaa (O) sanctified place of assembly; ooda (O) threshing floor; oodaa (O) small quantity HCL92 Melka Oda 0713'/3837' 2014 m, near Shashemene 07/38 JCH72 Melka Oda, south-east of Ginir 07/40 HCL92c Melka Odekuyera, near Shashemene, 07/38 with co-operative society registered in 1971 melka od..: malka odessa (O) ford of talk, gossip ford HCF06c Melka Odessa (Malca Odessa) 05/39 JDJ45 Melka Refu, see Melkarafu JB... Melka Rie (Malca R.) (border locality) ../.. melka ru..: rufa, ruufa (O) clothes for elders and dignitaries ?? Melka Rufa (Melkar) ../..

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Melka Sabar (ford of the Abay river) 10/37 melka sede: sedde (O/H.Salt) three Melka Sede (M. Sadi, M. Sedi, M. Sidi, Sadimalka) 09/40 0921'/4018' 788 m, in Amibara wereda in middle Awash valley (with sub-post office under Nazret, and research station) Melka Sedi (with iron ore) 2650 m, 07/37 within the May Gudo mountainous massif melka sodda: soddaa (O) in-law by marriage Melka Sodda, at the Dawa river ../.. melka soddu: soddu (O) 1. tomb, burial place; 2. memorial offering; 3. to fear Melka Soddu (Malca Soddu) 06/39 melka su..: suuftuu (O) cattle frequenting a salty grazing spot Melka Suftu 0400'/4146' 242 m 04/41 melka ta..: tadecha (A,O) shrub or small tree with very hard wood, Acacia tortilis, Dodonea spp. Melka Tadecha (Malca Tadeccia, M. Daddeccia) 07/39 0703'/3911' c.2400 m, near Dodola Melka Tadecha (Melca Tadeccia) 08/38 Melka Teka (M. Taka) (area) 0603'/4302' 277 m 06/43 melka ti..: tibee (Som) 1. pound grain; 2. hit with a club Melka Tibbe (Malca Tibbe) 06/40 Melka Wago (Malca Uago), ford in the Gibe river 07/36 Melka Wakanna (M. Wakena, Malca Uacanna) 07/39 (M. Wakana, Malga Uacanna) 2350 m, with old fort and new power station Melka Walagodiya (Malca Ualagodia), see Watagodiya melka war.: ware (O) fame, news; waaree (O) midday, afternoon; ware (O) first milking of the cows in the morning; waree (Som) collect water in a reservoir Melka Ware (.. Were), south-east of Ginir, 09/40 town in Amibara wereda Melka Wered (M. Warer, Melkawarer) 0920'/4010' 09/40 (research station), north of Awash station on river right-hand bank Melka Werer 0933'/4024' 811 m 09/40 (with sub-post office under Nazret, with research station) melka werk.: werke (O) kind of tree, Dracæna afromontana; werke (wärqe) (A) werkeh (O) ensete, "false banana" Melka Werke (Melca Uorche) 08/38 Melka Yekatel (Malka Yekatel), see also Yekatel 09/37 (Melca Iecatel) (ford) about 0950'/3733' 09/37 Melkab (Melcab) (swamp) 06/35 melkam wiha (A) good/beautiful water Melkam Wiha 1220'/3712' 1837 m, 12/37 north-west of lake Tana Melkarafu (Melkarafo, Melkarrafu, Melka Refu), see Kembolcha melkasa = melka asa (A) ford with fish? Melkasa (Melkassa, Malkassa, Malcasa) 08/39 0824'/3920' 1529 m, near power plants Awash II+III Melkawere, cf Melka Ware 09/40 Melke 0949'/3705' 2423 m, south of Alibo 09/37 Melke 0934'/3840' 1675 m 09/38 melke belo: malka belu (O) ford of hunger? belo (Som) hardship, difficulty

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Melke Belo 0945'/3739' 1488 m 09/37 [AA Gz] Melke kebele (Mälké ..) 10/39 [Ad] in central separate Kalu (West) wereda at its eastern border, 2-10 km south-east of Degaga; area 4,051 hectares. [CSA 1994] HEM.. Melkekole, see under Weldiya melki (Geez) form, figure, /by extension:/ image, icon, effigy, portrait, likeness; there is a large repertoire of melki hymns ?? Melki (village) ../.. [18] HDD92 Melki, river at 0856'/3744' 08/37 [n] HEF05 Melko, see Lole HEF06 Melko (Melco) (area) 10/39 [+ WO] HET78 Melkumba (Melk'umba, Melqumba) 13/39 [Gz q] 1322'/3915' 2016 m, north-west of Samre mella (A) to fill, to be full; mellai (T) kind of scrubby bush or tree, Ximenia americana HCJ06c Mella, 111 km from Soddo 06/37 [Gu] ?? Mellajillo, with some Argobba living there ../.. [n] melleb asa: asa (A,T) fish; (O) conversation, discussion HFF03 Melleb Asa (area) 13/39 [WO] KCS62 Melleged (Melleghed) (area) 07/47 [+ WO] HFF43 Mellehay Zengi (Melehayzenghi, Mellehei Z.) 13/39 [x] (Milhaizinge, Millihay Z., Milahi Zine, Malahayenghi) 13/39 [20] with rock-hewn churches Mikael and Petros Pawlos at about 10 minutes walk from each other, cf Takatisfi HCC42c Mellele, 05/36 [x] sub-chief area in the north of the Maale-inhabited district mello, melo (O) grain boiled in water; mellu (T) kind of shrub or "climbing tree", Combretum aculeatum; -Mello, Melo, Malo, ethnic group (sub-group related to the Welayita) numbering about 20,189 according to the 1994 census, see Malo JDR15 Mello, see Milo ?? Melmele (visiting postman under Nazret) ../.. [Po] melmeli ..: guddo, guddoo (O) 1. abundant; 2. big /female/; gudo (Som) 1. inside, interior; 2. fulfill one's obligations HDE88 Melmeli Gudo 0832'/3909' 1804 m, 08/39 [Gz] between Mojo and Nazret -Melo, ethnic group, see Malo HCJ.. Melo Koza ../.. [20] concerning elections, see under Koza HFE07 Melta, see Melfa GCS75 Melthi 07/33 [WO] melti (A) 1. vagabond, tramp; 2. false testimony; melte (O) weak HCJ44 Meltiti (Melt'it'i) 0646'/3701' 1513 m 06/37 [Gz] JCN97 Meltu (Melt'u) 0807'/4026' 1417 m 08/40 [Gz] GDD38 Melual, see Malwal HDL59 Melyu 0935'/3917' 2675 m, 09/39 [Gz] south-west of Debre Birhan, cf Meliyu HEK27 Melza (Molza) (mountain) 1201'/3812' 2826 m, 12/38 [18 WO Gz] north-east of Debre Tabor, cf Dega Melza, Kola Melza HDT04 Memacha 1002'/3851' 1976 m, 10/38 [Gz] south of Addis Derra

HDM65 Membret (Emmebret) (mountain) 09/39 MS: 0939'/3948' 3350 m; Gz: 0941'/3948' 2611 m Gz coordinates would give map code HDM75, see under Ankober memhir ager (mämhir agär) (A) land of the head of a monastery HDM.? Memhir Ager (with church Be'ale Weld), 09/39 in Sendafa area HDE68 Memhir kebele (Mämher ..) 08/39 in south-westernmost Minjar & Shenkora wereda forming a kind of "hook" inside the borders of that corner, 15-21 km south-west of Balchi; area 1,520 hectares. [CSA 1994] -Men language, see Meen (Me'en) mena (mäna) (A) useless, in vain; mana (O) house, home Mena, Menna, a personal name HCM05 Mena (Mäna, Masslo, Meslo, Sacchegillo, Isak Gilo) 06/39 0625'/3951' 1260 m, cf Mana, Menna Town at about 1700 m altitude in the valley of the Wabi Mena river. In 1960-87 centre of Dolo awraja. HCM05 Mena, Hare & Buluk wereda 06/39 (Mäna, Harä & Buluq ..) (centre 1991- = Mena) HEK.. Mena sub-district (-1964-1997-) 12/38 (centre in 1964 = Aja Fasiledes) ?? Mena wereda ../.. with part of a National Forest Priority Area HDF92 Menabella (Minabella) (area) 08/39 JEP16 Menagaga, see Mengaga menagesha, mennagesha (A) capital, royal residence (only the fixed expression mennagesha ketema is used in daily language) HDL01 Menagesha (at main road), see under Genet 09/38 (Menegesha) (visiting postman under A.Abeba) HDE92 Menagesha (Mannaghescia, Mannagascia, Managasha) 09/38 (Männagesha, Menegesha) (mountain) (name means 'coronation town'?) once an awraja and later belonging to Welmera wereda Gz: 0902'/3835' 2792 m; MS: 0903'/3837' 2924 m HDE92 Menagesha (place) 0903'/3834' 2420 m, near map code HDL01 (with secondary school & churches Maryam and Medhane Alem) HDM11 Menagesha awraja (Mennagesha ..) 0910'/3930' 09/38 (centre in 1980 = A. Abeba) HDU86 Menal Ager, see Mehal Ager HDL53 Menare, see Wegidi JDP46 Menatolli 1019'/4115' 874 m HFE99 Menatu (Danda) 1419'/3916' 2169 m 14/39 (with church Medhane Alem), south of Debre Damo HDT56c Menaya, see Minaya HDT36 Menaze, see Minaze

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menber (mänbär) (A) seat, chair, altar Menber kebele (Mänbär ..) 08/39 [Ad] somewhat towards the west in north Minjar & Shenkora wereda at its northern border, 9-11 km north-east of Balchi; area 1,079 hectares. [CSA 1994]

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Mench Amba, see Minch Amba mencha, menchaa (O) cutlass, bush knife; menche (O) bridegroom, husband; menchew (mänch'äw) (T) gush forth, splash HEE90c Mencho (Mencio), cf Mancho, Mincho 11/38 HEF52 Menchu, see Minchu JEH50 Menda (mountain) 1216'/4042' 896 m 12/40 HEJ47 Mendaba (Mendabba, Mändaba) (monastery) 12/37 1212'/3717' 1784 m at northern shore of lake Tana, south-west of Gorgora mendai (mändai) (T) humpback HFF31 Mendai (Menda'e, Mendah, Menda, Mända'i) 13/39 (with rock-hewn church), see Geralta churches - northern HDG98 Mendaia 0952'/3535' 1254 m 09/35 HCR42 Mendara 0740'/3650'c, 07/36 area north of Hirmata near Jimma HCM53 Mendebo (mountains) 0650'/3940' 3530 m, 06/39 south-east of Adaba HEM43 Mendefera kebele (Mändäfära ..) 12/39 in central northern Kobo wereda, 2-8 km north-northeast of Kobbo town; area 2,190 hectares, [CSA 1994] HDE75 Mendelo 0849'/3853' 2125 m, 08/38 between Akaki and Debre Zeyt mender (mändär) (A) village, township; neighbourhood; mandara (O) village HDR88 Mender 10/37 HFF22 Mender 1349'/3934' 2158 m, north-west of Agula 13/39 mender ch..: Cherkos = St. Cyriacus HET30 Mender Cherkos (Mendercercos) 13/38 HED31 Mender Kidus Mikael ("village of Saint M.") 11/37 1110'/3739' (centre in 1964 of Dengel sub-district) HEK72c Mender Maryam 12/37 mender selam, village of peace HES69 Mender Selam, south of Simen hiking route 13/38 HDJ33 Mendera 0923'/3655' 1973 m, west of Haretu 09/36 HEM04 Mendera 1148'/3945' 1620 m, east of Weldiya 11/39 HDR89 Menderen (area) 1910 m 10/37 HEK75 Menderge 1225'/3758' 1844 m 12/37 mendeya (mändäya) (A) chisel; -Mendeya language, see Gumuz -mendeya: Manduya, name of an Arsi Oromo tribe JCG17 Mendeyo awraja (Mendoyu ..) 0630'/4030' 06/40 (1969: centre = Robe, 1980: centre = Goba) HDT62 Mendeyu kebele (Mändäyu ..) 10/38 in south-western Debre Sina wereda, 11-18 km west-southwest of Mekane Selam; area 1,733 hectares. [CSA 1994] mendi: mendo (O) trap HDG83 Mendi (Mende, Mandi) 0948'/3506' 1538, 1882 m 09/35 (with sub-post office under Nekemte) Centre in 1964 of Mendi wereda. Within a radius of 10 km there are at km 10E Karra (Carra) (village) 2012 m

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Menechal (waterhole) 14/38 Menefrego (with fort) see under Ijaji 09/37 Menega (Meniga) (village), see Minega Menegde 1355'/3916' 1697 m, 13/39 south-west of Hawzen HDE92 Menegesha, see Menagesha HE... Meneguzer (centre in 1964 of Tach Wido sub-district) 12/37 JDJ38 Menehiyu sub-district 09/42 (centre in 1964 = Funyan Bira) HE... Menekussie sub-district (centre in 1964 = Endode) 11/39 HDL89 Menelefto kebele (Mänäläfto ..) 09/39 centrally in Saya Debir & Wayu Insaro wereda, 7-9 km north-east of Deneba; area 887 hectares. [CSA 1994] Menelik .., see Menilek .. HCC98 Menena 0619'/3722' 1900 m, west of Chencha 06/37 (centre in 1964 of Dieta wereda), cf Mananna H.... Menesibu sub-district (-1997-) 09/35? HET96 Menewe 1333'/3904' 1625 m, south of Abiy Adi 13/39 HF... Menewet 14/39? (centre in 1964 of Sebha wereda & of Saebie sub-district) HFF71 Menewot Giyorgis (church) 1416'/3929', 14/39 near Adigrat HEF75 Meneyo 1132'/3950' 1267 m, north-east of Hayk 11/39 mengaga (A,T), mangaga (O) jawbone; molar tooth JEP16 Mengaga (Menagaga, Mangaga) 1250'/4118' 169 m 12/41 JDC31 Mengaka (Mengaca) (area) 08/41 HEE48 Mengash, see Mingash ?? Mengay, village near Asosa, with many refugees ../.. menge: menga (A) herd, flock /of sheep/, swarm /of locusts or birds/ GDU44 Menge (Mengie) MS: 1021'/3435' = GDU 42; 10/34 Gz: 1023'/3446' 1123 m, near watercouse Manghi (centre in 1964 of Benishangul wereda & of Afodu Belmaguha sub-district) GDU.. Menge wereda 10/34 (-1994-) is divided into 64 rural kebeles and 1 urban. HFF76 Mengela 1417'/3958' 629 m, east of Adigrat 14/39 HD... Mengest (Menghest) 09/39? in Menilek's time (-1870s-) a district in Efrata province mengesta se..: semayat (sämayat) (A) heavens ?? Mengesta Semayat (historical from the 1500s), ../.. in eastern Gojjam HEL69 Menget (Menghet) (area) 12/39 HDM86 Mengeta kebele (Mängäta ..) 09/39 centrally in the southern body of Mafud, Mezezo, Moja & Wadera wereda, 7-11 km east of Debre Sina; area 968 hectares. [CSA 1994] HFE15 Mengi (Menghi) 1341'/3853' 1847 m, 13/38 north-west of Abiy Adi HCK00 Mengida 0623'/3730' 2474 m, 06/37 north-west of Chencha, near map cross HCC99/HCD90/HCJ09 GDU42 Mengie, see Menge mengist (mängist) (A) government HDU16 Mengist (Mangest) 1001'/3950' 1873 m, 10/39

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Menjole 0937'/3853' 2634 m, south-east of Fiche 09/38 Menkat (Menk'at', Menqat) 0906'/4159' 1634 m, 09/41 south-east of Grawa HDD93 Menkata (Menk'ata, Menqata, Mankata) 09/37 0901'/3752' 2109 m, near Ambo HFE28c Menkerea (Mencherea) (area) 13/39 HDM41 Menkerios (Mencherios), on a height, cf Minkiros 09/39 ("cantoniera" = signal post?) HEL49 Menkiro 1209'/3916' 2818 m, north-west of Lalibela 12/39 HEE22 Menkorer (Menk'orer, Menqorer, Menkorar) 11/38 1104'/3840' 2354 m, in Mekdela wereda menk..: chereka (ch'äräqa) (A) 1. moon; 2. whitish /animal/ HEE73 Menkwake Chereka kebele (Mänkwaké Ch'äräqa ..) 11/39 in western Dawint & Delanta wereda at its southern border, 17-23 km south-southwest of Bete Hor; area 2,674 hectares. [CSA 1994] menna (A) manna /as in the Bible/; Menna (Mena, Mana), a male personal name HEK18 Menna (area), cf Manna, Mena 11/38 HES54 Menna (area) 13/37 HET11 Menna (area) 13/38 JCA62c Menna (Mesillo, Misillo), 110 km south of Goba 06/39 (centre in 1990s- of Menna, Harenna & Buluk wereda) JCA62c Menna, Harenna & Buluk wereda (.. Arena .. ..) 06/39 (-1994-) is divided into 30 rural and 2 urban kebeles. mennafesha (männafäsha) (A) windy or breezy place HDE93 Mennagesha awraja, see Menagesha awraja HFF.. Mennebiyet (archaeological site), 14/39? in Gulo Mekeda, between Aksum-Adwa and Eritrea HDE85 Menole 0856'/3853' 2207 m, 08/38 south-east of Addis Abeba HEU82 Menos (Monos) 1325'/3937' 2431 m 13/39 (with church Gebre Menfes K'idus), south of Kwiha HDU31 Mens (high plateau) c3050 m, see Menz 10/39 HEL72 Menshiva 1229'/3840' 2104 m 12/38 Mensur, a male personal name HDM34 Mensur 0919'/3944' 1618 m, south of Ankober 09/39 menta (mänta) (A) twins, pair; fork /in a road etc/ HCN06 Menta Bechi (Manta Bacci) 0719'/3520' 1721 m, 07/35 south of Gecha menta da..: debir (däbir) (A) mountain; church served by married priests HED82 Menta Dabir (mountain) 11/37 coronation place in 1826 menta de..: deffar (A) bold, venturesome HED74 Menta Defer 1132'/3757' 2449 m, 11/37 east of Tis Isat HDU33 Menta Defer kebele (Mänta Däfär ..) 10/39 centrally in Gera Midir & Keya Gebriel wereda stretching north/south, 4-9 km west of Mehal Meda; area 2,696 hectares. [CSA 1994] menta w..: wiha (A) water ?? Menta Wiha (M. Wuha) ../.. HCG46 Mentak (Mentac) (area) 06/35

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Centre at least 1969-1980 = Alem Ketema. HDT.. Merhabete wereda (centre = Gunde Meskel), 10/38 [20] nowadays it is the northernmost Oromo wereda HFD59c Merham Kristos (rock-hewn/?/ church), 14/38 [x] in Shire east of Aksum HF... Merhi Senai sub-district (centre in 1964 = Ahseo) 14/39? [Ad] HFE08 Merhib 1339'/3915' 2446 m, east of Abiy Adi 13/39 [Gz] meri (A) 2. chief, leader; 2. guide; guide-rope of a tent; meri (O) brother, close friend; godfather at a marriage; meeri (Som) make someone move around JBN24 Meri (Muri) 0443'/4012' 948 m, 04/40 [WO Wa Gz] cf Merri, Melka Meri merid (märid) (A) title of honour; Merid, a male personal name HEK62 Merider Maryam (M. Mariam), see under Belesa 12/37 [+ WO] meridleh: meriid leh (Som) having a kind of tree from which arrow-poison is extracted KCN98 Meridleh (area) 0805'/4541' 718 m 08/45 [WO Gz] meriga: merga (O) grass, plant, meadow, pasture; merrege (märrägä) (A) plastered, applied a coat of mud plaster HDH89 Meriga 09/36 [WO] JDP32 Merihan (plain, recorded in 1841) 10/41 [Ha] -Merille (merile), ethnic group living near Kenya, see Dasenech, also concerning language -Meritu language, see Mursi merka (O) 1. porridge; 2. right hand Merka, cf Marka HCC55 Merka (Bohe) 0554'/3703' 967 m, see under Kara 05/37 [Gz] HES43 Merka (Merca) (area), see under Dabat 13/37 [+ WO] HDT05 Merkej (Merkel) 1001'/3856' 1679 m, 10/38 [Gz] south-east of Addis Derra JEB76 Merkele (mountain) 1131'/4115' 643 m, 11/41 [Gz] west of Asaita HDT05 Merkesh kebele (Märkäsh ..) 10/39 [Ad] of irregular shape centrally in southern Lay Bet & Tach Bet wereda, 8-10 km south-west of Alem Ketema; area 1,198 hectares. [CAS 1994] HDL65 Merketa (Merk'eta, Merqeta) 0940'/3854' 2612 m, 09/38 [AA Gz q] see under Debre Libanos HDM12 Merkore kebele (Märqoré ..) 09/39 [Ad] far to the west in central Berehet wereda reaching to its western border, 10-14 km south of Gina Ager; area 1,253 hectares. [CSA 1994] ?? Merkorios (visiting postman under Nazret) ../.. [Po] HEF54 Merma 1119'/3944' 1952 m, 11/39 [Gz] east of and near lake Hayk mero (märo) (A) chisel GDF94 Mero (mountain) 0900'/3445' 1653 m, 09/34 [Gz] east of Gidami HEK62 Merodo, see Mereda HEH76 Meroibba, see Merebiya JBT88 Merole 0518'/4407' 293 m 05/44 [WO Gz] HEM22 Merora kebele (Märora ..) 11/39 [Ad] in southern Gidan wereda, 4-8 km

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(with Qäraniyo monastery) 1050'/3816' 2405, 2750 m (centre in 1964 of Enebssie wereda & of Worya sub-district) ?? Mertule Mikael (Märtule Mika'el), ../.. [+ Pa] (historical church from the 1300s in Fätägar at a place Yäläbasha) JDS92 Meru 1051'/4245' 643 m 10/42 [Gz] -Merule language, see Murle merz (A), merzi (T) poison, venom; merzam (märzam) (T) poisonous HEM04 Merza, cf Mersa 11/39 [Wa] mesa (mäsa) (Tigré) to become evening; meesaa (O) preparing land and sowing tef there HFE98 Mesaber (hill) /=Mesa Ber?/, see Mezbir ?? Mesafe, cf under Durame mesal (mäsal) (A) whetstone; dengiya (A) stone; mesel (mäsäl) (T) right HES72 Mesal Dengiya (Masal Dengia, Massal D.) 12/37 [+ Gu Gz] 1249'/3744' 2705/2727 m HCG78 Mesan, see Mizan Teferi HEU94 Mesba Maryam (M. Mariam) 1331'/3948' 1900 m, 13/39 [Gz] east of Kwiha ?? Mescaloxos (on map of 1814) 12/37 [18] at the western shore of lake Tana, a little south of Delgi HEA35 Mescescia, see Bameza HDM64 Mescha kebele (Mäsch'a ..) 09/39 [Ad] in north Ankober wereda at its western border, 8-11 km north of Ankober town; area 588 hectares. [CSA 1994] HFE58 Meschel .., see Meskel .. HDM21 Meschela .., see Meskela .. HEF53 Mesel kebele (Mäsäl ..) 11/39 [Ad] in south-western Tehuledera wereda, 5-8 km south-southwest of Hayk town; area 1,451 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mesela (messele) (mäsälä), a male personal name JDH05 Mesela (Messela, Mesella, Mesala, Masala) 09/41 [Gz Po WO Gu] 0905'/4110' 2474 m, in Chercher awraja (with sub-post office under Asbe Teferi) (centre in 1964 of Mesela wereda) HDU33 Mesela Maryam kebele (Mäsäla .. ..) 10/39 [Ad] somewhat to the south in central Gera Midir & Keya Gebriel wereda, 7-11 km west of Mehal Meda; area 1,193 hectares. [CSA 1994] JDH05 Mesela wereda (-2000s-) 09/41 [Ad] (-1994-) is divided into 27 rural and 2 urban kebeles. meselal (A); mesalil (T) stool, low chair HCM05 Mesello, see Meslo -Mesengo, ethnic group speaking Majang and numbering about 15,341 according to the 1994 census, see Majangir -Mesengo language, see mainly Majangir HC... Mesengo (sub-district & its centre in 1964) 07/35 [Ad] HEJ06 Mesenka (Mesenk'a) 1147'/3712' 1828 m, 11/37 [Gz] near the inflow of Little Abay into lake Tana HC... Mesenkela (=Mizan Kella?), in Sidama awraja 06/38? [Ad] meseraia: mesariya (A,T) weapon; (A) tool for work, means; maseriya (A) thong, strap, something to tie with;

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area 834 hectares. [CSA 1994] Meskele Kristos (Mesk'ele K., M. Kiristos) 10/37 1052'/3744' 2722 m, south-west of Mota Meskele Kristos (Mesk'ele K., M. Kiristos) 12/37 (Maskala Cristos, Masgala C.) (with partly rock-cut church) 1222'/3715' 1849 m Meskele Kristos kebele (Mäsqälä Krestos ..) 12/38 centrally in Bugna wereda, 17 km west-northwest of Lalibela; area 6,882 hectares. [CSA 1994] Meskelenas (Mascalanos), see under Muja 12/39 Meskelesos kebele (Mäsqäläsos ..) 09/39 towards the west in northern Debre Birhan Zuriya & Keyit wereda, 9-12 km north-northwest of Debre Birhan town; area 769 hectares. [CSA 1994] Meskelo (Mesk'elo, Mesqelo, Mescalo, Mascalo) 12/38 1229'/3857' 2443 m Meskelo Ager kebele (Mäsqälo Agär ..) 09/39 in north-eastern Hagere Maryam & Kesem wereda, 4-8 km east of Shola Gebeya; area 984 hectares. [CSA 1994] Meskembit (Mäsqämbit), mountain in Shewada ../.. Meskerem 16 11/37 An elementary school in Gojjam, the nearest town is Bahir Dar. mesketo: meskot (T), maskoti (O) window; Mesketo, an ethnic group within the Ometo, with their own variety of language Mesketo (Mesekito, Meskito, Frehiwet) 06/36 0615'/3625' 802 m (centre in 1964 of Bonke wereda) Mesketo Laska (centre in 1964 of Dime wereda) 06/36 meskin (T) 1. poor, miserable, wretched; 2. naive, innocent Meskini (Meschini) (area), see under Asaita 11/41 Meskiye (Meskiyie) 12/39 (centre in 1964 of Amewat sub-district) Meskiye Maryam (church) 1210'/3917', 12/39 north-east of Lalibela Meslo (Masslo, Maslo, Isak Gilo, Masslo Goba) 06/39 (Mesello, not: Sacchegillo), see also Mena 06/39 Gz: 0625'/3951' 1260 m; MS: 0615'/3950' 1340/1430 m MS coordinates would give map code HCF95 more to the south. With sub-post office under Goba. Centre at least 1964-1980 of Delo awraja and in 1964 of Delo sub-district. Mesmes (Mäsmäs), an extinct language related to West Gurage Mesmes people (Mäsmäsa, Masmas) mesno (A,T) irrigation channel; masino (O) irrigation area Mesno 0957'/3914' 2181 m, 09/39 west of Tulu Milki, cf Masno Mesno 0957'/3914' (with church Maryam Debir), 09/39 in Bulga/Kasim wereda Mesno 1307'/3741' 1866 m, 13/37 north-west of Dabat

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Mesno 0917'/4203' 1819 m, west of Harar 09/42 Mesno 0929'/4146' 2055 m, 09/41 south-west of Dire Dawa Mesno Amba 1030'/3927' 2643 m, 10/39 south-west of Were Ilu Mesno Amba 1035'/3924' 2746 m, 10/39 west of Were Ilu Mesno Amba kebele (Mäsno .. ..) 10/39 far to the south in Were Ilu wereda at its border, 1-6 km west of Were Ilu town; area 1,789 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mesno Amba kebele (Mäsno .. ..) 11/39 in central Dawint & Delanta wereda, adjoining Wegel Tena and stretching 4 km to the west from there; area 1,847 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mesno Desta Fit kebele (Mäsno Dästa .. ..) 09/39 somewhat towards the west in northern Hagere Maryam & Kesem wereda, 4-8 km east-southeast of Koremash; area 1,620 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mesno kebele (Mäsno ..) 10/39 far to the east in north Lalo Midir & Mama Midir wereda, 12-16 km north-east of Molale; area 675 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mesno Kelewa kebele (Mäsno Käläwa ..) 12/39 a very large kebele in north-easternmost Kobo wereda at the corner of its borders, 11-25 km north-east of Kobbo town; area 11,892 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mesno Maryam, ../.. near Tegulet-Bulga, with church education Mesno Wahel (mountain) 0929'/4144' 1819 m, 09/41 south-west of Dire Dawa mesno z..: zenbaba (A) palm leaves of Phoenix reclinata Mesno Zenbaba 0911'/3922' 2008 m 09/39 Meso, see Mieso Mesobit 0953'/3944' 3001 m (w church Abun Abit), 09/39 between Debre Sina and Sela Dingay Mesobit 1006'/3857' 1881 m, 10/38 south-east of Addis Derra Mesobit 1027'/3827' 1597 m, east of Bichena 10/38 Mesobit Gedeba kebele (Mäsobit Gädäba ..) 09/39 somewhat towards the south in central Ankober wereda, 4-6 km south-east of Ankober town; area 539 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mesraha (=Mitraha?) (island in lake Tana) 12/37 Messa, area in Timbaro wereda 07/37 Messecher Gabriel 1331'/3803' 1154 m 13/38 messega: mosogo (T) kind of tree /?/, Meriandra bengalensis Messega Ava (area) 13/36 messega g..: girma (A) dignity. majesty, grandeur Messega Girmay (Messega Ghirmai) (area) 13/36 Messela, see Mesela messet (Gurage), singing fellow-girls of a bride

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Messeta (Messetu) 1425'/3937' 2377 m 14/39 [WO Gz] Messiraba (historical from 1600s), in Simen? ../.. [x] Mestenker, see Mistinkir Mesunger, near Awasa, 07/38 [20] see under Sheko & Mesunger wereda meswait (A) sacrifice; meswaiti (T) 1. sacrifice; 2. victim; miswat, mitswat (A) alms, charity Meswait (Meswa'it, Meswa'et) 1242'/3932' 2695 m 12/39 [Gz Ad] (centre in 1964 of Werebayo & Gebati sub-district) (visiting postman under Mekele) meta (A) guard of prisoners; meta, mata (O) 1. head, skull, cranium; 2. iron ring worn on the thumb; metta (mätt'a) (A) arrive, come yemeta meret (A) land allotted to prison guards Meta, a group of eastern Oromo Meta, see Meta Jira Meta (Metta) 0909'/3824' 2621 m, 09/38 [AA Gz] cf Mata, Mita, north of Addis Alem Meta (district) 09/41 [x] Meta 0921'/4131' 2181 m, north-east of Deder 09/41 [Gz] Meta 0920'/4152' 1944 m, south of Dire Dawa 09/41 [Gz] Meta Amba Kile, in the Ankober region ../.. [n] meta gafarsa (O) skull of buffalo Meta Gafersa (.. Gefersa), see Arero meta j..: jira, jiraa (O) grain, edibles Meta Jira (Meta) 0855'/3831' 2219 m 08/38 [Gz] (with school, and church Abo), west of Sebeta meta k..: mata koma (O) head and chest? koma (A) 1. sterile /land/; kind of large tree; koma (O) 1. chest, breast; 2. qoomaa, instant killing; matokoma (O), matakoma (Alabdu O) tree, such as Celtis kraussiana Meta Koma (Matacoma) 08/40 [LM WO] meta m..: muraa (O) to plough crisscross; murra (O) fortification Meta Mura 0843'/4028' 1730 m, 08/40 [Gz] between Mechara and Gelemso meta r..: robi, roobi (O) 1. hippopotamus; 2. Wednesday; 3. rain meta robi (O) skull of hippopotamus Meta Robi wereda (-1904-2005-) 09/38? [n] (-1994-) is divided into 67 rural kebeles and 1 urban. Meta wereda (Mieta ..) ../.. [+ Ad] (centre in 1964 = Chilalo) (-1994-) is divided into 78 rural and 2 urban kebeles. Metagogo, see Imet Gogo Metala 0906'/3825' 2455 m, 09/38 [AA Gz] see under Addis Alem Metaleya 0905'/3825' 2572 m 09/38 [AA Gz] (with church Abo), see under Addis Alem Metama (area) 2670 m 06/38 [WO] Metana (Met'ana, Tambore) 0801'/3749' 2133 m 08/37 [Gz] Metar Maryam (church) 1352'/3905', 13/39 [Gz] north of Abiy Adi Metaya (waterfalls) 0941'/3856', 09/38 [Gz] east of Debre Libanos metcha meda, field of Mecha Oromo? Metcha Meda (recorded in 1868), 11/39 [18]

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see under Mekdela Mete kebele (Mét'é ..) 09/39 [Ad] in southernmost Angolela & Tera Asagirt wereda at its eastern and southern borders; area 2,222 hectares. [CSA 1994] metebiya: mataba (O) long necklace Metebiya (Matabia, Matebiya), 12/36 [MS n 20] near Metemma and the old monastery of Mahbere Sillase. Metebiya wereda/?/ (-1997-) 12/36 [n] Metecha (Met'echa) 0948'/3929' 2271 m, 09/39 [Gz] south-east of Tulu Milki Metegena, see Mitigina Metegere 1038'/3912' 2500 m, west of Were Ilu 10/39 [Gz] Metegol 1337'/3930' 1968 m 13/39 [Gz] (with church Iyesus), north of Mekele Metehara (Metahara, Methara, Matahara, Mathara) 08/39 [MS Gz Gu Po Ne] (Metahari) (Oromo: Mata Haaraa) MS: 0853'/3952' (lake at 0852'/3952') 947 m Gz: 0854'/3955' 1007 m, 25 km east of the Garibaldi pass. Railway station (with sub-post office & church Mikael) (centre in 1964 of Simegne Meda sub-district, later Fentale wereda). The small lake is saline. Metehbila 0910'/3955' 869 m 09/39 [Gz] Metehe (area) 11/36 [WO] Metejo (Met'ejo) 1110'/3925' 3103 m, 11/39 [Gz] west of Dessie meteka: mengist metekiya (mängist mätäkiya) (A) was state land used for modifications "to plant or uproot" soldiers Meteka 0952'/4031' 628 m 09/40 [Gz] meteka f..: fil wiha (A) hot water /spring/ Meteka Filwoha 10/40 [20] village at the road, 10 km from Gewane, with Afar inhabitants Meteka sub-district (Meteca ..), cf Mataka 13/38 [Ad WO] (centre in 1964 = Shimarwie) Metekel (Metekele, Meteke), see Chagne Metekel awraja (Metkel .., Mätäkäl ..) 1100'/3600' 11/36 [Gz Ad n 20] (Matakal .., Metekkel .., Metekkil ..) (centre at least 1959-1964 = Kedamawi H.S.Ber) (centre at least 1969-1980 = Chagne) The Beles river divides M. in half. Meteklea (Meteclea) (area) 09/39 [+ WO] Metela kebele (Mätäla ..) 10/39 [Ad] in north-east Weremo Wajitu & Mida wereda at its northern border, 11-15 km north-northwest of Meragna; area 1,533 hectares. [CSA 1994] Meteli 08/38 [x] Metemma (Metema, Matemma, Matamma, Matama) 12/36 [WO Gz Gu Te] (Matammeh, Metemeh, Mettemma) 12/36 [18 x] 1258'/3612' 685 m (with sub-post office under Gondar), given as Gallabat in some lists for Ethiopia, but the main Gallabat is in Sudan, near Metemma Within a radius of 10 km there are at km 5SE Genga (Ghenga, Cengia) (village) 703 m

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9SE Werk Amba (Uorch A.) (area) ?? Assaf (small village) 711 m 4S Marmage (Gebel Marmaghe) (area) 3NE Maryam Wiha (Mariam Waha) Metemma 13/36 Metemma sub-district (-1964-1997-) ../36 (centre in 1964 = Awateho) Metemma wereda (ctr in 1964 = Yohannes Ketema) ../36 Metemmeh (Metemmeli) 1352'/3653' 881 m, 13/36 west of Kafta meten (mät'än) (A) amount, measure, limit Meten, on the Abay river 10/35 Metene (Met'ene) 1104'/3942' 2013 m, 11/39 near Kombolcha Metene kebele (Mät'äné ..) 11/39 in easternmost Dese Zuriya wereda adjoining Kombolcha to its south-west and extending 7 km to the west; area 3,308 hectares. [CSA 1994] Metera (village) 05/37 Meterariya (Met'erariya) 1024'/3904' 1718 m 10/39 Metere, in Dessie awraja 11/39 metero: mettero (mättäro) (A) lowland plant used against tapeworm Metero (Met'ero, Mietiero) 1112'/3959' 1748 m, 11/39 east of Kombolcha at the road to Assab (centre in 1964 of Wehelo sub-district) (same Metero?: centre in 1964 of Bet Lij sub-district) Metero kebele (Mét'äro ..) 11/39 in southern Kuta Ber wereda at a piece of southern border, 21-26 km west of Dessie; area 2,503 hectares. [CSA 1994] Metero kebele (Mét'äro ..) 11/39 in south-easternmost Tehuledere wereda, on the shore south-west of lake Hardibo (Ardibo) and 10-16 km south-southeast of Hayk town; area 2,403 hectares. [CSA 1994] Meterro, G. (area) 2027 m 08/40 Methoc (Metoc) 0812'/3404' 437 m 08/34 Methongoli (area) 932 m 13/40 meti, meetii (O) 1. silver; 2. shield; metti (Western O) collective name for all palms; wild date palms, palms, Phoenix reclinata, Hyphaene thebaica; palm leaf Meti (waterhole) 04/37 Meti (area) 05/37 Meti (Met'i, Meti Chafi, M. Ciafi) 07/35 0714'/3519' 1266 m, south of Gecha Coordinates would give map code HCG05 Meti (mountain) 08/37 Meti (Met'i, Metti) 0939'/3500' 1454 m, 09/35 near map code GDM67, south-west of Mendi Meti (Met'i, Metti) 0926'/3842' 2370/2435 m, 09/38 south of Fiche Metich 1430'/3932' 1938 m, 14/39 north of Adigrat on the border of Eritrea

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Metik kebele (Mät'eq ..) 11/38 in south-western Sayint wereda, 17-21 km south-west of Ajibar; area 2,053 hectares. [CSA 1994] metiteh b..: bila (O) 1. red honey; 2. flower or "beard" on barley/wheat; (A) soil leached by water Metiteh Bila, town in Berehet wereda 09/39 Metiteh Bila kebele (Mät'etäh Bela ..) 09/39 in central Berehet wereda surrounding Metiteh Bila settlement; area 1,472 hectares. [CSA 1994] Metk (Met'k', Metq) 0959'/3929' 2593 m, 09/39 north-east of Tulu Milki metkel i..: ilama (A,T) target; (T) purpose, intention Metkel Ilama 1342'/3935' 1971 m, west of Agula 13/39 Metkoriya (Met'k'oriya) 0950'/3923' 2708 m, 09/39 south-east of Tulu Milki Metmaq, see Debre Mitmak meto (mäto) (A) /one/ hundred; matto (O) old and respectable /woman/ Meto (Mietto) 2726 m 09/39 Meto, G.(area) 2025 m, see under Gololcha 08/40 Meto (Metto, Metu) 09/41 (sub-district & its centre in 1964) Meto Giyorgis (Metuo Georgis) (church) 12/37 Metoc, see Methoc Metol (Met'ol) 1052'/3816' 2557 m 10/38 Metoso (Met'oso, Met'osa) 0725'/3653' 2160 m 07/36 south-east of Jimma Metraa (Metraha), see Mitraa Metregebt (Metreghebt) 08/38 (mountain) over 2500 m Metri Wazeno (Metri Uazeno) 12/39 Metsefet (mountain) 1232'/3808' 2005 m 12/38 Metsua, see Mitsiwai metta (mätt'a) (A) arrive, come; metta (A) hit; put animals together for breeding Metta, Mietta, name of a Tulama Oromo tribe, also a lineage of the Sabbo-Mattarri of the Borana people; also Warra Metta is an Ala tribe of the eastern Oromo Metta (area), cf Mietta 09/38 Metta, see Meta metta j..: jara, jaraa (O) 1. big, huge; 2. they, people; jarra (O) Oromo ceremony every eight years Metta Jara, in Menagesha awraja 09/38? Metta wereda (centre in 1964 = Chelenko) 09/41 metti (O) 1. troop, band, crowd; 2. collective name for all palms Metti, M. (area) 1680 m 08/39 Metti, see under Nejo 09/35 Mettu Silmo (area) 08/37 metu: matu (O) cut back, prune /trees/ Metu (Mettu, Matu, Mattu, Matto) 08/35 Gz: 0818'/3535' 1605 m; MS: 0810'/3530' 1494 m

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MS coordinates would give map code HDA07 more to the SW. Centre in 1964 of Ali wereda & of Metu sub-district, and centre in 1980 of Sor & Geba awraja, with post office. HDA18 Metu wereda (Mattuu ..) (ctr = Metu) 08/35 Established in 1991, one of twelve weredas in Illubabor. (-1994-) is divided into 83 rural and 6 urban kebeles. mewat (mäwat) (A) hot springs; mewata (mäwata) (A), mewati (T) mortal, dying HEL39 Mewat 1207'/3920' 3461 m, 12/39 north-east of Lalibela HE... Mewat Alefa, 12/37 mineral springs east of lake Tana HEM31 Mewat kebele (Mäwat ..) 12/39 mewat t..: tesfaye (A) my hope; a male name HFC34c Mewat Tesfaye 13/36 mewcha (mäwch'a) (A) way out HE... Mewcha Gudebega 11/39 (centre in 1964 of Kurieb sub-district) HFE49 Mewker (Mewk'er) 1357'/3918' 1981 m, 13/39 west of Hawzen HDU42 Mewo, see Miwo HDU00 Meya 1000'/3924' 1925 m, south-west of Molale 10/39 ?? Meyda Merra, in northern Ethiopia ../.. HEM80 Meydatat 1231'/3921' 2946 m, west of Korem 12/39 JEA03 Meyiti (Meyit'i) 1054'/4003' 1380 m, south of Bati 10/40 HFF24 Meyku Mesehal (Meyk'u M., Meyk'u Meschal) 13/39 1345'/3943' 2110 m, south-west of Atsbi HCJ65 Meyla 0658'/3707' 1793 m, south-west of Waka 06/37 JDA69 Meyu (Meyw) 0839'/4036' 1729 m, 08/40 south-east of Gelemso JDC35 Meyu 0829'/4206' 851 m 08/42 JDC73 Meyu (Meyumuluke, Mayu) 0848'/4159' 1319 m 08/41 (centre in 1964 of Meyumuluke sub-district) Coordinates would give map code JDC74 JDJ24 Meyu (Moyu) 0914'/4202' 1738 m, 09/42 south-west of Harar JDC73 Meyumuluke sub-district (Meyumulki ..)(-1964-1997-) 08/41 (centre in 1964 = Meyu), see also Golo Oda & Meyumuluke wereda JDA69 Meyw, see Meyu HDU03 Meza & Atabkign kebele (Méza & At'abqign ..) 10/39 in the middle of south Lalo Midir & Mama Midir wereda, 5-7 km south of Molale; area 979 hectares. [CSA 1994] HFE.. Mezaber (Mäzabär) 14/38 archaeological site near Aksum, see under Melazo HFE99 Mezabir 1424'/3918' 1956 m, 14/39 north-west of Adigrat, cf Mesbir GD... Mezako, in Beni Shangul/?/ in the west 10/34 HEL43 Mezar Tafir (M. T'afir) 1212'/3846' 2449 m, 12/38 north-west of Lalibela HDU20 Mezaweriya (Mezawerita) 1012'/3921' 2674 m, 10/39 west of Molale HFF04c Mezbahe (with rock-hewn church Maryam), 13/39 in the Dessa district

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Mezbir 1422'/3902' 2029 m, 14/39 [Gz] north-west of Inticho Mezbir (Mesaber) (mountain) 1424'/3912' 2148 m, 14/39 [Gz] north of Inticho mezega (mäzäga) (A) black cotton soil Mezega (Mäzäga) 1354'/3758' 13/37 [n] district on the northern banks of Tekezze river Mezerazir kebele (Mäzärazer ..) 09/39 [Ad] centrally in north-eastern Debre Birhan Zuriya & Keyit wereda, 12-14 km north-east of Debre Birhan town; area 501 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mezewele 1412'/3937' 2759 m, 14/39 [Gz] south-east of Adigrat mezeze (mäzäzä) (T) 1. impose, attribute; 2. draw /sword/ from sheath; mezzeze (mäzzäzä) (T) to be long; mezezo (mäzäzo) (A) 1. chief of a small locality or a stable; 2. awkwardly tall man Mezezo (Mäzäzo) 09/39 [LM n] Mezezo 0959'/3945' 2477 m 09/39 [Gz Po Ad] (hill in Yifat), east of Sela Dingay in Menz awraja (ctr in 1964 of Kewet wereda, with sub-post office under Debre Birhan) Mezezo sub-district (-1997-) 09/39 [n] Mezezo Zuriya kebele (Mäzäzo ..) 09/39 [Ad] easternmost in the main body of Mafud, Mezezo, Moja & Wadera wereda surrounding Mezezo settlement, 8-12 km north-northwest of Debre Sina; area 977 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mezgar Amba (recorded in 1868), 12/39 [18] high mountain, even occasionally with some snow. Mezgeb Amba kebele (Mäzgäb .. ..) 12/39 [Ad] in northern Gidan wereda at its eastern border, 20 km north-northeast of Muja; area 2,801 hectares. [CSA 1994] Mezra'ite Kristos, 14/38 [En] monastery in Adwa awraja, founded in the 1600s. Mezva (area) 13/39 [WO] Mezwarya (Mezuaria) 10/39 [+ WO] Mezzaga (Mezzega, Mazega, Mazäga) (mountain) 14/37 [Gz WO Pa] 1430'/3758' 1474 m, near map code HFD94 (historically recorded Muslim area in Tigray) Mezzaga Romodan (area) 13/36 [WO] Mezzo 09/39 [20] same as Mezezo? but this spelling used on postmark

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