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  1. Adwa is a market town and separate woreda in northern Ethiopia. It is best known as the community closest to the decisive Battle of Adowa fought in 1896 with Italian troops. Notably, Ethiopian soldiers won the battle, thus being the only African nation to thwart European colonialism. Located in the Mehakelegnaw Zone of the Tigray Region, Adwa has a longitude and latitude of 14°10′N 38°54′E / 14.167°N 38.900°E, and an elevation of 1907 meters. Adwa is surrounded by Adwa woreda.
  2. Adwa is a stratovolcano in Ethiopia, located in the southern Afar region and has a 4 by 5 km caldera. Due to the location of the volcano near the boundary between Afar and Issa tribes, little is known about the past and present behavior of the volcano. However, an earthquake and InSAR study conducted by Derek Keir and colleagues shows that a magma intrusion around 5 km deep and 8 km long emanated away from the eastern side of the volcano in May 2000.
  3. Adwa is one of the woredas in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mehakelegnaw Zone, Adwa is bordered on the south by Werie Lehe, on the west by La'ilay Maychew, on the north by Mereb Lehe, and on the east by Enticho. Town of Adwa is surrounded by Adwa woreda.


"Adwa" - An African Victory is a 1999 Ethiopian documentary film directed by Haile Gerima. It concerns the Battle of Adowa.


ADWA a.k.a. Adelaide's warbler: Adelaide's warbler is a bird endemic to the archipelago of Puerto Rico belonging to the Setophaga genus of the Parulidae family. The species is named after Adelaide Swift, daughter of Robert Swift, the person who captured the first specimen.

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Google previewEthiopia & Eritrea. Ediz. Inglese (2006)

by Matt Phillips, Jean-Bernard Carillet

Though Adwa is a pleasant enough town, there's not much to see here besides a couple of churches (the Selassie Church contains some good murals), but you may want to use the town as a base from which to visit Yeha or Debre Damo.

Google previewRecent Developments in Quantum Mechanics (2012)

Proceedings of the Brasov Conference, Poiana Brasov 1989, Romania by Anne Boutet de Monvel, P. Dita, G. Nenciu, Radu Purice

dwi Adwa is a globally defined 2-form on B. Thus there is an L* pairing of sections of M, and of A42–s. In particular, when Re(s) = 1, complex conjugation provides a natural map from sections of M, to sections of ...

Google previewStrings, Branes and Gravity (2001)

by Jeffrey A Harvey, Shamit Kachru, Eva Silverstein

Adwa is a meromorphic n-form, we define the canonical divisor ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ethiopia (2013)

by David H. Shinn, Thomas P. Ofcansky

ADWA (ADOWA, ADUA). (55,600; estimated 2012 population.) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History (2005)

by Dickson Eyoh, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

defeated the invadingItalian armyat theBattleof Adwa. That Ethiopian victory determinedthe country«s ...

Google previewMulticultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes] (2011)

by Ronald H. Bayor

Yohannis signs the Adwa (Hewitt) Treaty with the British. The latter promises Yohannis to have access to the sea. The Italians, with the tacit approval of the British, annex Massawa and proceed toward the highlands of Eritrea. Yohannis defeats ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: A New Era of Modern Warfare (2013)

A New Era of Modern Warfare by Spencer C. Tucker

Adwa,. Battle. of. Event Date: March 1, 1896 In the last decade of the 19th century , a scramble by the major European powers occurred...

Google previewHistorical encyclopaedia (1841)

entitled "Meadows of gold and mines of gems" by Mas'ûdi Ali-Abu'l-Hassan

% Adwa is the plural of Du, and means literally possessed of: here it implies the chiefs whose surnames began with Du. Koran*, from the words , "Killed are the contrivers of the 134 EL-MAS'tlDl's MEADOWS OF GOLD,

Google previewEl-Mas'Údí's Historical Encyclopaedia, Entitled "Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems" (1841)

X Adwa is the plural of Du, and means literally possessed of: here it implies the chiefs whose surnames began with Du. Koran*, from the words , "Killed are the contrivers of the 134 EL-MAS'UDl's MEADOWS OF GOLD,

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