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Abyssinia (Italian East Africa)
(A) Used on vehicles that may not be sold or transferred because of "governmental debt".
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Abyssinia was a colony of Italy between 1936 and 1941 (AOI = Africa Oriental Italiano).
It became part of what is now Ethiopia upon the country's independence in 1941.
Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993.
Location East Africa Capital Adis Abeba [Addis Ababa] Main Religions Christianity (Orthodoxy) and Islam (Sunni) National Language Amharian. Other main languages are Tigray and Oromo. History Ethiopia became an united independent empire in 1853. International Oval ETH ISO Code ET
(1) Jim Fox/Picture by Greg Gibson
(2) Picture by Jerry Kimberlin