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Definition funny of Habesha:
Habesha is a term Ethiopians and Eritreans use to refer to themselves. Habesha is a term of pride and used to eliminate the distinction between different tribes and celebrate unity as people of the same region.
For example : You ask "Are you habesha?" instead of "Are you Ethiopian/Eritrea?"
Habesha is a word used to refer to both Eritreans and Ethiopians, or, more specifically, to the Semitic-speaking inhabitants of those countries. The first inscription to refer to "Habesha" is a Sabaean South Arabian inscription ca. 200 AD referring to king GDRT of Aksum (an ancient Kingdom located in modern Ethiopia and Eritrea) as king of the city of Aksum and the "clans of Habesha." As Sabaic and Ge'ez (the ancient language and alphabet of Ethiopia, still used) it was unvocalized, it is written as "h.bs't" (put the dot under the h and the apostrophe on top of the s) and later as vocalized as h.abs'aat (put the dot under the h, apostrophe over the s, and make the two a's a long "a" - meaning an a with a line over it), which evolved into today's Habesha. The term was translated by the famous Christian King Ezana of Aksum in the mid 4th century as "Ethiopia" in Greek, which previously referred to Africa south of Egypt in general, or Nubia (in modern-day Sudan) in particular. The term is not, as commonly assumed, of Arabic origin, but of local Semitic origin. Spurious Arabic etymologies tend to connect the term with the meaning "mixed," on the false assumption that the peoples of the Horn of Africa are the product of African-Arab mixes. The term was also used by the Turks as "Habesh" or "Habeshistan" to refer to their small territory taken from Ethiopia in 1557, comprising of the port cities of Massawa and Hergigo (Habeshistan also included Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the capital of the province, Suwakin in Sudan, and Aden in Yemen).
Shamir of Dhu-Raydan and Himyar had called in the help of the clans of Habashat for war against the kings of Saba. (ancient Sabaic inscription) Habesha nesh? (Amharic: Are you habesha? (to a female))
Eritrean or Ethiopian
100% Habeshaz in da room... (100% Eritreans or Ethiopians)
Habesha is a tribe that's divided into 5 languages which are not mutually intellgible. The 5 languages of the Habesha tribe are: Tigre, Tigrinya, Gurage, Amharic & Harrari. The Habesha tribe initially spoke one language (Ge'ez) but over the centuries of migrating all over modern day Eritrea/Ethiopia, the Habesha developed into a pento-lingual tribe. Contrary to popular belief, the Habesha are not a "mixed" people or descendents of Sabeean migration to the Horn of Africa. This outrageous theory was first spread by European "historians" in the 16th century who have done minimal research in order to maintan the Eurocentric view of the world at that (meaning, Africans could not be capable of great accomplishments or glorious history). That false and outrageous theory became propelled worldwide by the Arab/Muslim world as they were grateful to receive credit for Habesha history freely. Thankfully, historians of this last decade (2000-2010) have shown that the Habesha are not a "mixed" or Sabeean descendent people and that Semitic languages were spoken by ancient Habesha in modern day Eritrea/northern Ethiopia from at least 2000BC. Centuries before any Sabeean interaction/trade. The many wars and conflicts of the last 120 years in Eritrea/Ethiopia led to minimal resources for study/research, but once peace has been restored...more of glorious Habesha history will be revealed to the world!
Songs about Habesha:
Habesha by Debo Band from the Album Debo Band
Habesha Traditional Song 2 by Habesha 2000 Band from the Album Staring Into the Sun: Ethiopian Tribal Music
Habesha Traditional Song 3 by Habesha 2000 Band from the Album Staring Into the Sun: Ethiopian Tribal Music
Habesha by Hamelmale Abate from the Album Yadelal
Habesha by Abinet Agonafir from the Album Hidden Beauty
Habesha Girl (Hanks Hothouse Remix) by Tomás Doncker Band from the Album Funky World: A True Groove Club / Dub / Dance Compilation
Habesha Traditional Song 1 by Habesha 2000 Band from the Album Staring Into the Sun: Ethiopian Tribal Music
Wiki information Habesha:
The Habesha people, also known as Abyssinians, are a population group inhabiting the Horn of Africa. They include various related ethnic groups in the Eritrean Highlands and Ethiopian Highlands who speak languages belonging to the South Semitic...
Habesha names, which includes Eritreans and Ethiopians, are constructed in a fashion similar to Arabic or Icelandic naming convention. In this convention, there are no family names. Instead, one is known through their lineage. Traditionally, this is...