Yohannes Mesraqawi, Abba (perhaps fl. 11th century A.D.), also known as Yohannes of Sägäro from the monastery which he founded, was a monk and missionary of uncertain date. A foreigner “from the East,” he was apparently active in northern Šäwa, and he is often called “The Apostle of Mänz.” His unpublished Life contains few historical facts; extracts are translated by Cerulli.
A. K. Irvine
Enrico Cerulli, *La letteratura etiopica *(Firenze, 1968), 78-80.
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.