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See R. Jonas, The Battle of Adwa (2011).
city in northern Ethiopia, in Tigre Province. Located at an elevation of 2,000 m. A road junction, Aduwa has a population of 12,500 (1965). It is a center of trade in grain, oilseed, and hides; handicrafts include leatherworking and weaving.
Just outside Aduwa, on March 1, 1896, during the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1895–96, Ethiopian troops under Negus Menelik II routed an Italian expeditionary force sent to Aduwa. Italy was forced to cut short its aggression against Ethiopia.