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Dembiya (Amharic: ደምቢያ Dembīyā; also transliterated Dembea, Dambya, Dembya, Dambiya, etc.) is a historic region of Ethiopia, intimately linked with Lake Tana. According to the account of Manuel de Almeida, Dembiya was "bounded on East by Begemder, on South by Gojjam, on West by Agaws of Achefer and Tangha. Lake Tsana, formerly called Dambaya, is in this region."[1] Alexander Murray, in his preface to the third volume of Bruce's account, further describes it as "on the east it includes Foggora, Dara, and Alata; on the north-east Gondar, the metropolis, and the rich district beneath it; on the southwest, the district of Bed (the plain barren country) and, on the west, the lands around Waindaga and Dingleber."[2]

Dembiya was incorporated into the Begemder province (which previously only included lands to the east of Lake Tana) during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, and in 1996 became a woreda of the Amhara Region.

  1. ^ Quoted in H. Weld Blundell, The Royal chronicle of Abyssinia, 1769-1840, (Cambridge: University Press, 1922), p. 538
  2. ^ Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, (1805 edition), vol. 3 p. 9

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Qimant language

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The Qimant language is a highly endangered language spoken by a small and elderly fraction of the Qemant people in northern Ethiopia, mainly in the Chilga...

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Kingdom of Simien

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the area which it dominated after it lost control over the regions of Dembiya and Wegera. An Israelite self-identity and Old Testament practices and...

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Horn of Africa

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Mentewab

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was born in Qwara province. She was a daughter of Dejazmach Manbare of Dembiya by his wife, Woizero Yenkoy. Mentewab married Emperor Bakaffa in Qwara...

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Ethiopian Empire

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Amhara Region

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During the Ethiopian Empire, Amhara included several provinces (such as Dembiya, Gojjam, Begemder, Angot, Wollo, Shewa and Lasta), most of which were ruled...

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Tewodros II

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grandfather, Dejazmatch Woldegiorgis, was a widely respected figure of his time. Dembiya was part of the large territory known as Ye Maru Qemas, which translates...

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Araya Selassie Yohannes

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Shum of Wollo Province and, in 1886, he was made Shum of Begemder and Dembiya. In 1885, Araya Selassie Yohannes fathered a son, Gugsa Araya Selassie...

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Habesha peoples

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Provinces of Ethiopia

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locations within Ethiopia. These include: Agame Agawmeder Begemder Dawaro Dembiya Enderta Fatagar Hadiya Ifat Lasta Menz Qwara Semien Tembien Tigray Tselemt...

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Solomonic dynasty

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History of the Jews in Ethiopia

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campaigned in the northwest provinces of Semien, Wegera, Tselemt, Tsegede and Dembiya in which many had been converting to Judaism and where the Beta Israel...

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Beta Abraham

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More Jews arrived in the region of Shewa from the regions of Fogera and Dembiya during the rule of Negasi Krestos and as a result a first wave of Jewish...

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Gugsa of Yejju

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during the Zemene Mesafint. He married one daughter to Dejazmach Maru of Dembiya, and his other daughter Hirut to Dejazmach Haile Maryam. When Gugsa became...

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Ali II of Yejju

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defeated detachments of Empress Menen's army at two separate battles in Dembiya; at the time, Ras Ali was away in Gojjam attempting to subdue the province's...

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Wube Haile Maryam

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by the ruler of northwestern Ethiopia, Ras Yimam, and Dejazmach Maru of Dembiya. Wube fought the combined forces of Yimam and Maru and lost but managed...

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Ajuran Sultanate

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Susenyos I

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of Tigray and other chief nobles among them Ras Za Selasse governor of Dembiya and Wogera perceived older princeses such as Susenyos as potential successors...

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Battle of Gur Amba

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Kassa's position too strong to attack, so they bypassed it by moving to Dembiya, where they waited out the rainy season. Ras Ali then decided to give the...

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Battle of Gallabat

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Yohannes mustered a huge army of 130,000 infantry and 20,000 cavalry in Dembiya. The Sudanese gathered an army of 85,000 and fortified themselves in Gallabat...

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History of Ethiopia

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relative (possibly uncle) Dejazmach Kinfu was governor of the provinces of Dembiya, Qwara and Chelga between Lake Tana and the northwestern frontier. Kassa...

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Baeda Maryam III

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west of Lake Tana through Dengel Ber to reach Dejazmach Haile Maryam in Dembiya. Surprised, Dejazmach Haile Maryam retreated to Weldebba where Ras Yimam...

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Begemder

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the east by Lasta and Angot, on the south by Amhara, and on the west by Dembiya. Begemder first Become the central of Ethiopian civilisation during the...

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Weyto caste

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They worship the Nile River. They currently live in Bahir Dar, Abirgha, Dembiya and Alefa. The Wayto also made up part of the population of the Blue Nile...

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Dejazmach Birru

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Dejazmach, he held the governorships of different districts such as Lasta and Dembiya and was made governor of Dawint, Wollo in 1842 by Ras Ali II of Yejju....

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Sultanate of Aussa

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Kingdom of Gomma

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Sayint

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Gelawdewos defeated the Imam Ahmad Gragn in the Battle of Wayna Daga, near Dembiya woreda in Begemdir. According to Hormuzd Rassam, Tewodros II's mother,...

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Yaqob

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negotiate his submission to Susenyos. At this moment Yaqob revealed himself in Dembiya and both Ras Antenatewos and Za Sellase flocked to his side. Susenyos managed...

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Oromo migrations

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the surrounding countryside. The Emperor then fended off an attack in Dembiya by the Abati Oromo at a place called Weyne Deg'a. As a result of the battle...

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Yimam of Yejju

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son Wube was captured in the battle, but Yimam's ally Dejazmach Meru of Dembiya convinced Yimam to free the boy. Not long after, Yimam joined forces with...

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Kaffa Province

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Sultanate of the Geledi

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Famines in Ethiopia

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'whom did it leave?'). Many people died, particularly in the province of Dembiya.: 52–3  1625–c. 1627 Accounted by both Ethiopians and Portuguese Jesuits—including...

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Majeerteen Sultanate

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Lay Armachiho

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Part of the Semien Gondar Zone, Lay Armachiho is bordered on the south by Dembiya, on the west by Chilga, on the north by Tach Armachiho, on the east by...

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Battle of Debre Tabor

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before the battle. His enemies were still operating in Gojjam, Damot, Dembiya, and Lasta; the clergy was still hostile to him, and his own Christian...

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Medri Bahri

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Adal Sultanate

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Ganz province

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Metemma

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invasion of Sudan by Muhammad Ali Metemma paid tribute to the governor of Dembiya Dejazmach Maru. Richard Pankhurst has published estimates of the number...

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Tekle Giyorgis I

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Haile Yosadiq, and once again was Emperor. He went to the province of Dembiya in the northwestern part of Begemder to seek the support of Dejazmach Gadlu...

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Sultanate of Hobyo

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Ottoman Zeila

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Marye of Yejju

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Debre Tabor, from 1828 to 1831. Upon Meru of Dembiya's death, he was given that nobleman's territories in Dembiya, Wegera and Belessa to rule, but he had not...

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