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Meaning of Ethiopian

E•thi•o•pi•an

Pronunciation: (ē"thē-ō'pē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Ethiopia or to its inhabitants.
  2. belonging to the part of Africa south of the equator.
  3. belonging to a geographical division comprising Africa south of the tropic of Cancer, the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, and Madagascar.
  4. black African.
—n.
  1. a native of Ethiopia.
  2. a member of any of various supposedly dark-skinned peoples regarded by the ancients as coming from a country lying south of Egypt.
  3. a black African.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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