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Giho Wälättä-Mangäsa
fl. c. 7th century
Orthodox
Ethiopia

Giho Wälättä-Mangäsa, (perhaps fl. c. 7th century A.D.), was a Christian lady whose death is commemorated in a Ge'ez inscription from Ham which may be dated to the seventh or eighth century. She lived in the reign of Emperor 'Ellä-Sähel, but the King Lists record several rulers of this name in the century or so before Emperor Gäbrä-Mäsqäl.

A. K. Irvine


Bibliography:

C. Conti Rossini, "L'iscrizione etiopica di Ham," Atti della Reale Accademia d'Italia, Vol. I (1939), 151-6.
-------, "Les Listes des Rois d'Aksoum," Journal Asiatique (1909): Liste C.


This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 'From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,' copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.