Ethiopia [iːθɪˈəʊpɪə]. A republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia. In classical antiquity, the term was loosely applied to all of the lands beyond southern Egypt.

       Utopia [juːˈtəʊpɪə]. An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. Synonyms:   paradise, heaven (on earth), Eden, Garden of Eden, Shangri-La, Elysium, Zion.

       Uthiopia [juːθɪˈəʊpɪə]. A portmanteau word, a toponym for the land of Prester John, John de Mandeville, &  the bloodline of Solomon where the lion of Juda roams alongside the unicorn, and Herodotus’ troglodytes now make their abode in condominiums.


  Ethiopia through writers eyes  at the Ethiopian Spelling Bee


Uthiopia in the online abode of Yves-Marie Stranger who is the editor of Ethiopia through writers’ eyes and the author of Ces pas qui trop vite s’effacent.

See the teaser for the film Oranges of Prester John, a documentary about the Luso-Ethiopians:

Abyssinian ponies may be short but they provide excellent perspectives on Ethiopia