Ethiopia

Region was part of an ancient nation, dominated by Egypt and the Sabaeans; was Christian enclave isolated by Muslim conquest of adjacent area; European contact 15th century; modern Ethiopia is defined as the area conquered Theodore II in 1855; civil unrest 1980-1990s; official language is Amharic, though Tigrinya, Orominga, Arabic and English are also spoken.

Quick Facts on Ethiopia

Go Historic ID
36625
Names
Ethiopia
Location
Population
110,871,031 (#12 in world) (2021 est.)
Religions
Ethiopian Orthodox 43.8%, Muslim 31.3%, Protestant 22.8%, Catholic 0.7%, traditional .6%, other 0.8% (2016 est.)