Meaning of Agaw in English:


Pronunciation /ˈaɡaʊ/


(also Agow)
  • 1(The name of) a group of various related peoples of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti; a member of one of these peoples.

  • 2The group of Cushitic languages spoken by or associated with the Agaw.


(also Agow)
  • Of, relating to, or designating the Agaw, or the languages associated with them.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Bruce (1730–1794), traveller in Africa. Partly from Geez Agäw, and partly from Amharic Agäw, both from a former self-designation (apparently now reflected by Awi, the name of an Agaw people).