Meaning of Italian East Africa

Ital'ian East" Af'rica

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  1. a former Italian territory in E Africa, formed in 1936 by the merging of Eritrea and Italian Somaliland with newly conquered Ethiopia: taken by the British Imperial forces 1941.
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