Italian East Africa

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Italian East Africa

A former federation of Italian-held territories in eastern Africa, including Ethiopia, Eritrea, and part of present-day Somalia. It was formed in 1936 and lasted until the British World War II invasion of 1941.
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Italian East Africa

n
(Placename) a former Italian territory in E Africa, formed in 1936 from the possessions of Eritrea, Italian Somaliland, and Ethiopia: taken by British forces in 1941
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Ital′ian East` Af′rica


n.
a former Italian territory in E Africa, formed in 1936 by the merging of Eritrea, Italian Somaliland, and Ethiopia.
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