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Habsha - ethnicity or group name?
Thread poster: Shakhnoza Yunusova

Shakhnoza Yunusova  Identity Verified
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Jan 30, 2004


I need help with the following: is there a "Habsha" ethnicity and is that the correct word to be used for a person's origin? What other ethnicities exist in Ethiopia and Eritrea?

Any help will be appreciated, thank you

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Abdellatif Bouhid  Identity Verified
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Salam Jan 30, 2004


This site might help.



NB: In Arabic, Ethiopia is called Habasha, an ethiopian is Habashi (man) and Habashiya (woman).

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Habasha May 29, 2004

The correct word is Habasha not Habsha and the equivalent in english is Abbyssinia, it is the the land of todays Ethiopia and Eritrea, major spoken and written languages are Amharic (Amharinja) and Tigrinja (they pronounce them Amharinya and Tigrinya respectivly), the word Habasha is old and even some people there regard it insultive, so be careful when using the word Habasha, if you search the web for king Selassie, Haila Selassie or Abbyssinia you will find a lot of material about Habasha.

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