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Ogaden

(ˌɒɡəˈdɛn)
n
(Placename) the Ogaden a region of SE Ethiopia, bordering on Somalia: consists of a desert plateau, inhabited by Somali nomads; a secessionist movement, supported by Somalia, has existed within the region since the early 1960s and led to bitter fighting between Ethiopia and Somalia (1977–78)
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O•ga•den

(oʊˈgɑ deɪn)
n.
an arid region in SE Ethiopia.
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