Ethiopia is a country in Africa and home of the Quidditch team, Gimbi Giant-Slayers.[1]

Abyssinia was the historical name for the Ethiopian Empire and presumably the very home of the Abyssinian Shrivelfigs brought to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[2][3]

Magical education

Ethiopian witches and wizards have the option to attend Uagadou School of Magic.

Behind the scenes

  • Though out-of-universe, Abyssinia (1270–1974) was not the politically correct name of Ethiopia when the Herbology classes were taught, though the shrivelfigs may have been brought to Hogwarts many years before.


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 15 (Aragog)
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 11 (Beautification Potion)
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