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Q&A What does "Ethiopian" mean in George Liele's "Ethiopian Baptist Church"?

The Wikipedia article for George Liele, a freed slave and the first American missionary, indicates that as part of his missionary work in Jamaica, he founded the "Ethiopian Baptist Church of Jamaic...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Nathaniel‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Nathaniel‭

#1: Initial revision by user avatar Nathaniel‭ · 2021-02-16T20:22:07Z (almost 2 years ago)
What does "Ethiopian" mean in George Liele's "Ethiopian Baptist Church"?
The Wikipedia article for [George Liele](https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Liele&oldid=1005648473), a freed slave and the first American missionary, indicates that as part of his missionary work in Jamaica, he founded the "Ethiopian Baptist Church of Jamaica".  Where does the connection to Ethiopia fit in?  Was he or his family originally from Ethiopia, or were the Jamaicans he was serving originally from that region of Africa?