Ethiopian dating and culture
During the early Solomonic period Ethiopia went through military reforms and imperial expansion that made it dominate the Horn of Africa. In 1529, a conquest of Abyssinia (Futuh al-Habash) by the Somali Muslim Adal Sultanate allied with the Ottoman Empire devastated the highlands, and was only deterred by a Portuguese intervention.
With both Ethiopia and Adal greatly weakened by the war, the Oromo people were able to invade into the highlands, conquering the remains of the Adal Sultanate and pushing deep into Ethiopia.
A socialist government (the Derge) known for its brutality governed the nation until 1991.
Located in the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the tenth largest country in Africa.
Update, Jan 2003 Naming in Ethiopia, in general, is different from naming in the US.The Aksumite empire fell into decline with the rise of Islam, forcing the Ethiopians to move south into the highlands for refuge.The Aksumites gave way to the Zagwe Dynasty who established a new capital at Lalibela, before giving way to the Solomonic Dynasty in the 13th century.These populations spoke languages that belong to the Afro-Asiatic super-language family, a group of related languages that includes Omotic, Cushitic, and Semitic, all of which are found in Ethiopia today.Linguists postulate that the original home of the Afro-Asiatic cluster of languages was somewhere in northeastern Africa, possibly in the area between the Nile River and the Red Sea in modern Sudan.
The Portuguese presence also increased, while the Ottomans began to push into what is now Eritrea, creating the Habesh Eyalet.