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1(The name of) a group of various related peoples of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti; a member of one of these peoples.
2The group of Cushitic languages spoken by or associated with the Agaw.
Of, relating to, or designating the Agaw, or the languages associated with them.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Bruce (1730–1794), traveller in Africa. Partly from Ge'ez Agäw, and partly from Amharic Agäw, both from a former self-designation (apparently now reflected by Awi, the name of an Agaw people).
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