The Christians retreated into what may be called Abyssinia, an easily defensible, socially cohesive unit that included mostly Christian, Semitic-speaking peoples in a territory comprising most of Eritrea, Tigray, and Gonder and parts of Gojam, Shewa, and Welo.
Was Somalia part of Abyssinia?
Abyssinia, also known as the Ethiopian Empire, spanned through Ethiopia and Eritrea but not Somalia.
Are Ethiopians mixed?
Ethiopians constitute several component ethnic groups, many of which are closely related to ethnic groups in neighboring Eritrea and other parts of the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s population is highly diverse with different languages and ethnic groups.
Is Ethiopia older than Egypt?
The fact is, the kingdom of Ethiopia is much younger than Egypt, Egypt is culturally younger than geographical Aethiopia but about the same age than Kush as a polity.