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Etymology 1 a. former; previous. Etymology 2

adv. 1 before; formerly; at a former time. 2 sooner; rather; liever; in preference.

Erer (woreda)

Erer is one of the woredas in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Shinile Zone, Erer is bordered on the south by Dire Dawa and the Oromia Region, on the southwest by Afdem, on the northwest by the Afar Region, and on the east by Shinile.

Towns in Erer include Asibuli, Ayidora, Erer, and Hurso. The average elevation in this woreda is 824 meters above sea level. , Erer has neither all-weather gravel roads nor community roads; about 16.51% of the total population has access to drinking water. Notable landmarks include Erer Gota, a rural estate created in 1923 for Ras Tafari by the Italian agronomist Pastorelli, which featured fruit trees and tropical plants. According to Richard Pankhurst, by 1929 the estate boasted "200,000 fruit trees, mainly oranges and tangerines, 60,000 coffee trees and 100,000 [grape] vines had been planted on an area of 80 hectares." The track of the Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railway crosses the southern part of this woreda along the lower slopes of the Amhar mountains.


Erer is a town in central Ethiopia. Located in the Shinile Zone of the Somali Region, it has a longitude and latitude of and an altitude of 1129 meters above sea level. It is the administrative center of Erer woreda.

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He suddenly recalled that Schliemann, the discov- erer of Troy, had married a Greek girl of nineteen at the age of forty-seven.