Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.

Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.

Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.

Ethiopia is called the land of thirteen Months of Sunshine.
 It follows the thirteenth-month Coptic calendar, instead
of the twelve month Gregorian (Western)calendar used
in most parts of the world. Twelve months each consist
of thirty days and the other five days of the year make
up the thirteenth month. The sixth day occurs in a leap
year
 Ethiopia is seven years and eight months behind the Gregorian calendar.
 The New year beings on September11.
 The year 2013 is 2005 in the Ethiopian calendar.
 The Ethiopian Millennium was celebrated on12th September (leap year)2007 i.e.1st’meskerem;2000-
Amet meheret;- ( The year of Mercy.)

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The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

The last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I was the 225th

It is clamed that the last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I
was the 225th in line of the solomnic dynasty descending
from king Solomn and Queen of Sheba.

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The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal in 10,000 meters

The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal in 10,000 meters

The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal
in 10,000 meters

The first woman in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal
in 10,000 meters is an Ethiopian athelete, Deratu Tulu at
Barcelona-Spain in 1992.
 Fatuma Roba is the first African woman to win gold in
th marathon.
 Other Olympic Gold medal winners are million wolde,
Gezahagn Abera, and Meseret Defar.
 kenenisa Bekele(broke olmpic record in 5,000 and
10,000 meters in Beijing Olympic -2008).He holds world
records in both the distances.
 Tirunesh Dibaba is the first woman in the world to win
gold in 5,000 and 10,000 meters at a single Olympic
event (Beijing Olympic-2008).
 she holds the current world record in 5000 meters.
 Teki Gelana won the Olympic Gold medal in mararhon
held at the London Olympic Games in 2012.
 Gete wami, sileshi Siheen, Ejigayehu Dibaba, Assefa
Mesgebu, Fita Bayissa, Addis Abebe, Mohammad
kedir, eshetu Tura, Tesfaye Tolla and Tsegaye Kebede
are Olympic medal winners.
 The late yidenekechew Tessema nicknamed as The
Rock of Gibraltor’ is called the father of modern sports
not only in Ethiopia but also in Africa

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Super Star Athlete Haile Gebre Selassie

Super Star Athlete Haile Gebre Selassie

Super Star Athlete Haile Gebre Selassie

Super Star Athlete Haile Gebre Selassie

 

Super Star Athlete Haile Gebre Selassie of Ethiopia has
broken 29 world records in his illustrious career.
 The first man in Africa to win an Olympic Gold medal
was an Ethiopian, Abebe Bikila , who ran barefoot in the marathon in Rome Olympic in 1960.
 He also won Gold Medal in marathon in the following
Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964.
 Miruts yifter won a double gold medal in the 5000
and 10,000 meters in the same event held at Moscow
Olympic in 1980. He became the first person in the
world to do so

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‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’

‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’

‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’

‘Kibre Nigest’ or ‘The Glory Of Kings’ tells about the story of king Solomon of ancient Israel and Queen sheba of (known as Queen Makeda in Ethiopia)
• Their son was minilik I.
• It was first compiled in the 14th century and states the lineage of the emperors of solomonic dynasty.

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Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II

Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia was the only African ruler in colonial times to defeat a well-equipped European army. He defeated Italians at the ‘Battel of Adawa’ in 1986.
• This defeat sent shock waves throughout the world to all countries that were engaged in colonizing.

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Geez Language

Geez Language

Geez Language

Geez Language

Early Ethiopian inscriptions and alphabets in ‘Geez’ have been dated to 5th century B.C.
• ‘Geez’ also known as Ethiopic was used in the 6th century BC.
• ‘Geez’ literature was property established in the region of emperor Ezana in the 4th century.
• The first ‘Geez’ Dictionary was printed in 1638 in Rome.
• ‘Geez’ is still used by Ethiopian Orthodox ‘Tewahedo’ Church in celebrating the divine church services.
• Four major Ethiopian languages come from ‘Geez’, the Latin of Ethiopia.
• The lost biblical book of Enoch is now preserved only in the ‘Geez’ language.

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