Bete Amhara was a region in Ethiopia that existed for centuries. It covered most of modern Ethiopia's south and north Wollo, significant parts of north Shewa, Gojam and Gonder zones. The state had 30 districts, including Ambassel, Melza, Laikueyta, Tatakuyeta, Akamba, Anbasit, Armonem, Atronsa Mariam, Genete-Giorigis, Feresbahir (most probably located in the northern part of Dessie, where there is a small lake called Feres Bahir or Bahir Shasho), Amba Gishen, Gishe Bere, Wasal, Wagada, Mecana-Selasse, Tabor, Tedbaba Mariam, Zoramba, Daje, Demah, Ephrata and Ewarza. The people of the region were civilized one so they taught and share their clothing culture, eating culture, language, education system and other culture to the rest of Abyssinia.
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