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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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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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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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Araya Selassie Yohannes

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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 in 1962. He completed his elementary...

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

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Government of the Ethiopian Empire

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Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi

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Ethiopia at 1946 to a Yemeni father from Hadhramaut and Muslim mother from Wollo area in Ethiopia. In 2016, his net worth was estimated by Forbes at approximately...

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Iyasu I

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Scouts returning from Wollo Province informed Iyasu. The Emperor, after consulting his advisers, decided to proceed to Wollo. Before doing so, however...

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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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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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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 of mostly Oromo descent...

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South Wollo Zone

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Ambassel scale

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Menelik II

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