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A city of southwest Finland on the Baltic Sea west of Helsinki. Settled in the early 1200s, it was the capital of Finland until 1812.


(Finnish ˈturku)
(Placename) a city and port in SW Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia: capital of Finland until 1812. Pop: 175 059 (2003 est). Swedish name: Åbo


(ˈtʊər ku)

a seaport in SW Finland. 163,400. Swedish, Åbo.
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ABOA, Alain Laurent Abia, "Le nouchi a-t-il un avenir?
The Akan sayings Wo bu koto kwasea nyame hye woto (literally, if you cheat the crab your nakedness is exposed before God) and Aboa oni dua nyame na pra no ho (God is the protector of tail-less animals) attest to the idea that non-human forms of life do not merely exist for human consumption.
44) Loucoumane Coulibaly and Ange Aboa, "Ivorian Forces Kill
In such situations, the Akan of Ghana would say, Aboa a onni dua, Onyame na opra no ha (It is God who drives the flies off the body of the tail-less animal).
He punched shop worker James Kojo Aboa twice, splitting his lip.
80) Ange Aboa and Loucoumane Coulibaly, "Ivory Coast's
ABOA constrictor snake played a starring role an in a school assembly launching a charity appeal.
Catechist Aboa Offei of the Grace Presbyterian Church at Akropong-Akwapim is widely acclaimed for his "healing and deliverance" ministry, and the Methodist Church has also revived its camp meeting tradition through which considerable attention is given to the phenomenon.
ABOA spokesman said: 'We will continue to support Alain morally, firstly because we believe his version of events, and secondly because we believe the IOC should perform a split test.
24) Tim Cocks and Ange Aboa, "Ivorian Troops, Rebels Clash in Abidjan," Reuters, December 16, 2010; Reuters, "UN Moving Nonessential Staff Out of Ivory Coast," December 6, 2010; and State Department, "Daily Press Briefing," December 16, 2010.