Definition of Massawa

1. Noun. A port town in Eritrea on an inlet of the Red Sea.

Generic synonyms: Port, Town
Group relationships: Eritrea, State Of Eritrea

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Literary usage of Massawa

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1. The Wild Tribes of the Soudan: An Account of Travel and Sport Chiefly in the by Frank Linsly James (1883)
"Water-supply of massawa. — The Town is guarded at Night. ... ANOTHER very long march brought us to massawa; and so, on April 15, terminated our wanderings ..."

2. Life in Abyssinia: Being Notes Collected During Three Years' Residence and by Mansfield Parkyns (1868)
"... The climate of massawa—Its inhabitants and houses—My host—My costume in the East. FROM the sea the town of Jedda appears to great advantage. ..."

3. The Wild Tribes of the Soudan: An Account of Travel and Sport Chiefly in the by Frank Linsly James (1883)
"Water-supply of massawa. — The Town is guarded at Night. ... ANOTHER very long march brought us to massawa; and so, on April 15, terminated our wanderings ..."

4. The Partition of Africa by John Scott Keltie (1895)
"CHAPTER XIX THE ITALIAN SPHERE AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN Italy occupies Assab Bay—massawa—Hostilities with Abyssinia—Treaty with Abyssinia—Colony of ..."

5. Colonel Gordon in Central Africa, 1874-1879 by Charles George Gordon, George Birkbeck Norman Hill (1881)
"At last we got away, and reached massawa on December 8. I was delighted to see our man-of-war, the " Sea Gull," there. The English Government helped me ..."

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