Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa (Amharic: ድሬ ዳዋ?, Oromo: Dirre Dhawaa, lit. "Place of Remedy",[3]Somali: Dirre Dhabe, meaning "where Dir hit his spear into the ground", Arabic: ديري داوا‎[4][5]) is one of two chartered cities (astedader akabibi) in Ethiopia (the other being the capital, Addis Ababa). It is divided administratively into two woredas, the city proper and the non-urban woreda of Gurgura. According to the "Futuh Al Habasha: Conquest of Abyssinia", the area or settlement was only called Dir after the major Somali clan around 5 centuries ago.[6]

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