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  • ASMARA, the capital of the Italian colony of Eritrea, N.E.
  • Asmara, an Amharic word signifying "good pasture place," is a town of considerable antiquity.
  • Asmara appears to have been one of the most prosperous of these villages, and to have attained commercial importance through being on the high road from Axum to Massawa.
  • In 1872 Munzinger, now in Egyptian service, annexed Asmara to the khedivial dominions, but in 1884, owing to the rise of the mandi,Egypt evacuated her Abyssinian provinces and Asmara was chosen by Ras Alula, the representative of the negus Johannes (King John), as his headquarters.
  • Shortly afterwards the Italians occupied Massawa, and in 1889 Asmara (see Abyssinia: History).

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