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Ḥabas̲h̲, Ḥabas̲h̲a
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, a name said to be of S. Arabian origin [See ḥabas̲h̲at ], applied in Arabic usage to the land and peoples of Ethiopia, and at times to the adjoining areas in the Horn of Africa. Although it has remained a predominantly Christian country, Ethiopia has an important Muslim population, and has moreover had relations with the world of Islam since the days of the Prophet. These will be examined unde…

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Ed., Ullendorff, E., Trimingham, J.S., UBeckingham, C.F. and W. Montgomery Watt, “Ḥabas̲h̲, Ḥabas̲h̲a”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0247>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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