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Wollo Province
Location of Wollo within the Ethiopian Empire

Wollo (Amharic: ወሎ) was a historical province of northern Ethiopia that overlayed part of the present day Amhara, Afar, and Tigray regions. During the Middle Ages this region was known as Bete Amhara and had Amhara kings. Bete Amhara had an illustrious place in Ethiopian political and cultural history. It was the center of the Solomonic Dynasty established by Emperor Yekuno Amlak around Lake Hayq in 1270, the original center of Amhara people, whose territorial reach extended from Lake Hayq and the Beshillo River in the north, the Afar and Argobba lowlands in the east, the Abbay River in the West, and the Awash River just south of modern Addis Ababa.[1]

  1. ^ Alvares, Francisco. (1961). The Prester John of the Indies; a true relation of the lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520. Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press. OCLC 1636969.

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Wollo Province

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Wollo (Amharic: ወሎ) was a historical province of northern Ethiopia that overlayed part of the present day Amhara, Afar, and Tigray regions. During the...

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Wollo Oromo people

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The Wollo Oromo people are an Oromo subgroup inhabiting the historic Wollo Province of northern Ethiopia. The Wollo Oromo speak an Oromo dialect. However...

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Mikael of Wollo

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Negus Mikael of Wollo (born Mohammed Ali, 1850 – 8 September 1922),[citation needed] was an army commander and a member of the nobility of the Ethiopian...

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Araya Selassie Yohannes

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January 1883. He was given the command of Wollo province at the time of his wedding. Because of a revolt raised in Wollo due to the death of dejazmach Amda Sadiq...

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Opal

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approximately 180 km north of Shewa Province, near the town of Wegel Tena, in Ethiopia's Wollo Province. The Wollo Province opal was different from the previous...

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Ambassel scale

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The Ambassel scale is a pentatonic scale widely used in the Gonder and Wollo regions of Ethiopia. The notes of the scale (from C) are C, Db, F, G and...

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South Wollo Zone

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South Wollo (Amharic: ደቡብ ወሎ) is a zone in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It acquired its name from the former province of Wollo. South Wollo is bordered...

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Haile Selassie

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Ethiopia at Welwel, Ogaden Province, Haile Selassie joined his northern armies and set up headquarters at Desse in Wollo province. He issued his mobilization...

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Alebachew Teka

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was known for his talk show The Alebeh Show. Alebachew was born in Wollo Province, in a small town called Wurgessa. He completed his elementary education...

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Hararghe

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part of the Ogaden, Haraghe was bounded on west by Shewa, northwest by Wollo Province, northeast by French Somaliland and Somaliland, and on the east by Somalia...

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Ethiopian Civil War

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led peasants lost 75% production to landlords. Total forest cover in Wollo Province was approximately 2.2% of the total area in 1980, and in Tigray 0.5%...

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Bete Amhara

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is located in north central Ethiopia. It covered most of Ethiopia's Wollo Province, along with significant parts of north Shewa, Gojjam, and Gonder. The...

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Imru Haile Selassie

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was appointed Shum (Governor) of Harar province by his cousin. In 1928, Imru was appointed Shum of Wollo province when Gugsa Welle failed to end a smoldering...

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North Wollo Zone

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North Wollo (Amharic: ሰሜን ወሎ) also called Semien Wollo, is a zone in Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It is bordered on the south by South Wollo, on the west...

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Gojjam

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the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Tigray, and Tadbaba Maryam in Wollo Province, Mertule Maryam was a place where animal sacrifices were made for worship...

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Amhara Province

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modern provinces Semien Shewa and Debub Wollo. It was named after the Amhara people, who originated from the province. Following the Italian conquest of Ethiopia...

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Menen Asfaw

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Emperor Haile Selassie. Menen Asfaw was born in Ambassel, located in Wollo Province of Ethiopian Empire on 25 March 1889. She was the daughter of Asfaw...

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Gudit

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Hayq in Wollo Province of Ethiopia. He further explains that there may have been a regional power struggle between Aksum and this queen of Wollo whom had...

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Arbegnoch

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one instance Muslim Oromo attacked and killed retreating Patriots in Wollo Province. A number of women participated in the Patriot movement, many of whom...

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Lij Iyasu

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in the city of Dessie, in the Wollo province of Ethiopia. Iyasu’s father was descended from the Muslim rulers of Wollo and was an Oromo, while his mother...

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Ali II of Yejju

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church, then a few days later fled to the territories of his kinsmen in Wollo province, where he disappeared from history. Both Proutky and Trimingham give...

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Abuna Salama III

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eventually confined to the village of Amba Mariam (then called Magdala in Wollo Province), where he died of bronchitis aggravated by his detention. Donald Crummey...

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Fall of the Derg

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month, they captured Bahir Dar, through Gojjam and Blue Nile, crossing Wollo province via capital Dessie. By this time, the Derg had opted to resistance....

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Oromo people

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would also establish several Muslim states and dynasties in what was Wollo Province: six to be exact; this included Qallu, House of the Borana and Gattiroch...

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Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam

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intervened and, while allowing Menelik to have Kaffa, he made Menelik give Wollo Province to Ras Araya Selassie Yohannes, his legitimate son. in January 1887...

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Amhara Democratic Party

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People's Liberation Front (TPLF). It was originally based in Waghimra in Wollo Province, and waged an armed struggle against the Derg in that area starting...

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Amba Mariam

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early 19th century, Magdala was a mountain stronghold, or amba in the Wollo province of the Amhara people. When Johann Ludwig Krapf camped at its foot on...

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Dessie

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Dese or Dessye) is a town in north-central Ethiopia. Located in the South Wollo Zone of the Amhara Region, it sits at a latitude and longitude of 11°8′N...

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Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi

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መሀመድ ሁሴን አሊ አላሙዲ Muhammad Husseen Al Amuudii محمد حسين العمودي Born 1946 Dessie, Wollo Province, Ethiopian Empire Nationality Saudi Ethiopian Children 8...

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Abebech Gobena

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controller at a coffee and grain company. She went to Gishen Mariam, Wollo Province, for pilgrimage in 1973. At the time, the area was severely stricken...

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Asaminew Tsige

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security In office 2018–2019 Personal details Born 1958/1959 Bugna, Wollo Province, Ethiopian Empire Died 24 June 2019 Cause of death Gunshot wounds to...

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Tewodros II

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Imperial rule the Kingdom of Shewa and the province of Gojjam. He crushed the many lords and princes of Wollo and Tigray and brought recalcitrant regions...

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Menelik II

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Menelik concluded a treaty with Italy at Wuchale (Uccialli in Italian) in Wollo province. On the signing of the treaty, Menelik said "The territories north of...

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Opposition to Haile Selassie

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rebellion provinces in southern Wollo. Following defeating the Italians in 1941, there were revolt in Tigray Province, also known as the Woyane Rebellion...

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Garad

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Garad Wiil-Waal Airport, airport in Jijiga, Ethiopia Garado, city in Wollo Province of Amhara Region derived from Garad. Garad Erer, hill overlooking Porc-Epic...

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Abune Petros

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teaching career at the monastery of Meskabe Kedusan in Amhara Sayint in Wollo Province, and later he moved to Debre-Menkerat monastery in Welayta, South Ethiopia...

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Angot

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known as Yejju province.[citation needed] In more recent times, it became part of Wollo Province and is now the northern part of North Wollo Zone. Werner...

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Addi Welo

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Birhan municipality Welo or Wollo Province, an ancient administrative unit North Wollo Zone, current administrative unit North Wollo Zone, current administrative...

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Egyptian invasion of the Eastern Horn of Africa

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instructed to annex the Afar Sultanate of Aussa and penetrate areas such as Wollo Province. Munzinger's forces consisted of 350 soldiers, two guns, and 45 camels...

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Argobba people

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dominant ethnic groups, many Argobba speak either Amharic or Oromo in Wollo Province; however, those who self-identify as originally Argobba are substantial...

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Agriculture in Ethiopia

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complex land tenure system, which some have described as feudal. In Wollo Province, for example, there were an estimated 111 types of land tenure. The...

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Mammo Wudneh

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of fascist Italy bombed his tiny village, Bashagia in what was then Wollo Province. His gift of writing has enabled him to secure journalistic jobs at...

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Tadbaba Maryam

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Brancaleon Re-discovered. JSTOR 41965874 Social and Political History of Wollo Province in Ethiopia: 1769–1916. Misganaw Tadesse Melaku A History of Ethiopia:...

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Ayalew Birru

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children including a son. Late in 1928, the Raya people revolted in Wollo Province. Negus Tafari Makonnen called for the governors of several neighboring...

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Shonke

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Dewerahmedo Wereda of the same Zone and was also part of southeast Wollo Province, in the Pre-1992's administrative division. It was one of the 19th century...

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Battle of Anchem

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Within a month of Tefari being crowned King, the Raya Oromo revolted in Wollo Province. As King and with the tacit approval of the Empress, Negus Tafari called...

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